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McBride aims to inspire Wickenburg with tales of adventure

Posted 1/3/24

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg will present an evening with conservation photographer Pete McBride.

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McBride aims to inspire Wickenburg with tales of adventure


As a part of the new Changemaker Speaker Series, the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Road, will present an evening with conservation photographer Pete McBride at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.

His presentation, “Into the Canyon: Between River and Rim,” will share his insights, videos and photographs captured during his 750-mile hike through the entirety of the Grand Canyon.

In 2016, McBride hiked the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park without a trail, to highlight development challenges facing this iconic landscape.

After completing the trek, National Geographic named him and his hiking companion, writer Kevin Fedarko, “Adventurers of the Year.” In 2020, the team released an Emmy-nominated documentary, “Into the Grand Canyon,” for the National Geographic Channel.

Native Coloradan McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer and public speaker, he has traveled on assignment to more than 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian and The Nature Conservancy.

After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, McBride decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart—his backyard river, the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon that it carved.

Each 90-minute Changemaker Speaker Series presentation blends fascinating stories and riveting imagery. After each program, speakers answer audience members’ questions.

Tickets to experience his journey are $30 for adults and $5 for those 18 and younger.

Visit dewpac.org or call the Webb Center box office at 928-684-6624 to reserve seats.