CORNING, N.Y. (January 11, 2016)The Rockwell Museum announced today its current, and popular, photography exhibit by National Geographic contributor, Pete McBride, will be extended through February 7. The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict Photographs opened at The Rockwell in August of 2015 and brings awareness to the environmental and social issues facing the Colorado River.  Local residents, (residing in zip codes beginning with 148, 149 and 169), receive 50% museum admission, and kids and teens 17 and under are always free.  The Rockwell is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

McBride visited Corning on August 27, 2015 and shared stories of his almost two decades of studying the world with his camera.  Since his visit to Corning, McBride began a 600 mile trek across the Grand Canyon to highlight the national park that is under growing pressure for mining, development and tourism. 

Supplying vital water to more than 40 million Americans living in the arid West, the Colorado River is one of the most diverted, dammed, and heavily litigated rivers in the world. The farmers and residents of the rapidly growing western states rely on the river for irrigation, drinking water, and electricity. This demand has permanently altered the river’s ecology. This exhibition follows the length of the river's epic 1,450 mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez, illuminating the historical, geographical, and environmental significance of this life- giving river.

Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera.  A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 70 countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Men’s journal, Esquire, STERN and many others.

About The Colorado River Project
After a decade working mostly abroad, Pete decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject close to his heart.  Combining his passion for aviation and his belief in conservation, he spent over four years documenting his local river – the Colorado.  Supplying vital water to more than 40 million Americans living in the arid West, the Colorado River is one of the most diverted, damned, and heavily litigated rivers in the world. The farmers and residents of the rapidly growing western states rely on the river for irrigation, drinking water, and electricity. This demand has permanently altered the river’s ecology.

Images:  www.dropbox.com/sh/p3oa3sbza0cjyts/AAAW7WLuEl_vTu7N-uAMYINEa?dl=0

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