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Pete McBride

Photographer; Filmmaker, Chasing Water

Pete McBride is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker. He has traveled to over 75 countries on assignment for National Geographic Society publications, Smithsonian, Outside, and others. Awarded a Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, McBride spent five years documenting the Colorado River, culminating in a book and series of award-winning short films. National Geographic listed him as an Adventurer of the Year for trekking the Grand Canyon’s 750 miles without a trail, highlighting its beauty and development threats. The project yielded a book, Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim, and a documentary, Into the Canyon. McBride’s latest book is Seeing Silence, which explores the power and fragility of natural sounds and quietude; it was named a Smithsonian 2021 top photography book.

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