Kite Makers Share Their Love For Alaska

Prism Kite collage Alaska Wilderness League

From the Arctic plains to the old-growth forests of the coastal southeast, Alaska’s vast landscapes encompass much of America’s last remaining wilderness, with much of it accessible only by air.

Prism kite founders Mark Reed and Chris Buchanan spend much of their summers exploring Alaska’s back-country in their home-built bush plane, field-testing Prism kites and capturing images they hope will inspire others to fly and find perspective in the wild places beyond the end of the road.

This is a family in flight – from building and piloting their own plane, to designing and manufacturing of some of the world’s best kites, this group of three: Mark, Chris and daughter, Rachel, have a never-ending fascination with things that fly.

Members of the League since 2012, they have collaborated with us to create two calendars featuring their plane trips into some of the most remote places in Alaska, and photos of these trips have developed into an exhibit showing until the end of 2015 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Visit to learn more.  These 18 photos have brought the dream of Alaska to thousands of visitors.

It is this passion for Alaska and wilderness that brings this unique partnership of the Reed/Buchanan family together with Alaska Wilderness League in order to preserve Alaska for generations to come.

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