In Memory of Adi Mandel

 

Adi Mandel

 

Take a glimpse on Adi's zest for life and view a slide show of his Nature photography portfolio.

ADI'S PLEDGE TO CONSERVATION

(written by his mom Carmen, October 2009)

"At the age of six, I made a formal pledge to my mommy: when I reach 20 years of age I am going to travel to Canberra, Australia, to continue mommy's advocacy for the welfare of the Belconnen kangaroos. I wrote down my destination and kept the note in my room until time comes." April 2008

ADVOCACY

Book - EndangeredAdi [ah-'dee] Mandel loved our Earth and her dwellers. With his mother Carmen, he devised ideas on conservation projects. Adi wore to his Kindergarten classroom t-shirts portraying his mother's nature photography (an owl, farm creatures), talking vividly about a compassionate life.

Adi's last project in 2008

Adi was a kindergartener deemed "the expert" in animals and endangered species. His last school project was being in charge of making a classroom book about endangered animals.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Adi MandelIn 2007, at the age of five, Adi started taking nature photographs following his mother's passion. At the age of six, Adi had built a large nature photography portfolio. His photographs reflect the natural beauty in things simple yet full of whim and surprises. Adi wished to inspire people to take a better care of the planet.

In November 2008, Adi died in an accident at the age of six, shortly after completing his first photography portfolio. Little Adi left a compassionate message in our hearts for a better Earth.

 

Adi had participated in photography contests. His photographic works are exhibited in various places:

  • Photography Contests
    • 2008 National Geographic International Photography Contest, categories Nature (macro photography), Children
    • 2008 Reflections Program national contest, categories Photography, Kindergarten
  • Photography Awards
    • 2008 Pink Sky, a glorious sunset, received a Massachusetts state award, category Kindergarten, from the PTA Reflections Program national contest.
  • Photography Exhibitions
    • Harrington School, LCP area, Lexington, MA. (permanent)
    • Bridge School, main hall, Reflections Program participants glass cabinet
    • Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA (forthcoming in 2010)
Visit Adi's portfolio gallery at: Adi Mandel photography portfolio
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