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.


(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


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.


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