150 West Adams Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Pete McBride is living proof that in photography, passion, hard work, and guts matter more than the cost of your gear or where you went to school. A child of the Colorado, McBride grew up on a cattle ranch along the river. Now he’s an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker with over 15 years of work for National Geographic and an award-winning film, Chasing Water, to his credit. Along the way, he’s taken pictures from such unusual vantage points as the cockpit of a WWI biplane and the underside of an iceberg.
The stories he tells are important. So important that National Geographic has named McBride a “freshwater hero” for his work documenting the world’s most beloved rivers. While his perspective on freshwater draws from work in over 70 countries, his most recent big projects have been “source to sea” journeys along two major rivers: the Colorado and the Ganges. For his journey down the “American Nile,” McBride paddled the river and also took to the skies with his father, an accomplished pilot, to make images and video of the Colorado’s spectacular landscapes. Following the Ganges, India’s sacred waterway, he traveled by any means necessary, including rickshaw, helicopter, and elephant.
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Photo Credit: Pete McBride
Presented by: Breckenridge Creative Arts
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National Geographic Live Breckenridge is a three-part speaker series that showcases the world through the eyes of great explorers, filmmakers, and photographers. The Breckenridge program will expose rarely seen perspectives on exploration through the often-daring experiences of National Geographic personalities. The 2016 Breckenridge series includes:
“K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain” with mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Friday, March 4, 7:30 pm
“Chasing Rivers” with filmmaker Pete McBride
Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
“On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards” with photographer Steve Winter
Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm