- Harold Hochschild, the founder and president of the Adirondack Museum,
asked Porter to photograph the 5,700,000-acre Adirondack State Park
in New York to promote the beauty of the park and build support for
its protection from commercial development.
- Between 1963 and 1965, Porter took a seasonal approach to the project,
highlighting the park’s variety. He and his editors matched
his photographs with quotes from the writings of the naturalist William
Chapman White for the book, Forever Wild: The Adirondacks (1966).
- Hochschild requested broad views, which Porter made; however, many
of his Adirondack images are close-ups of woodland details because
such intimacy better reflected his emotional response to the park.