Living River: The Promise of the Mighty Colorado

Experience a multimedia watershed journey with Photographer Dave Showalter

Living River + Dave Showalter


4 to 5:30 p.m., May 21, 2023
On May 21, join the Center for Creative Photography in welcoming conservation photographer Dave Showalter for a unique in-person event for an epic visual journey through the vast Colorado River watershed. Dave Showalter’s new book, Living River: The Promise of the Mighty Colorado (Braided River, April 2023), paints a galvanizing picture of the living Colorado River and the challenges it faces, and will inspire people of all walks of life to cherish and protect the life, beauty and resilience of this dynamic life force.
As the seven states of the century-old Colorado River Compact renegotiate the river’s management guidelines, which expire in 2026, Living River journeys through the endangered Colorado River from source to sea, and illustrates how we can create a resilient watershed by changing our relationship with water.
Featuring stunning photography and powerful essays, Living River captures breathtaking landscapes rich with wildlife, from the upper Colorado’s tributary Fraser River to the southwestern Gila and San Pedro Rivers. Along the way, Showalter weaves in the stories of riverkeepers who work tirelessly to protect and preserve the river and its surrounding communities.
Living River is published by Braided River, a literary and conservation nonprofit, and an imprint of Mountaineers Books. Learn more at


Simmons Buntin


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