freelance photographer, Basalt, Colorado
McBride was born in Pasadena, California, raised in Colorado and earned a bachelor’s degree in English & environmental studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He got his start in journalism in 1994 at the High Country News in Paonia, Colorado where he was a writer and photographer. Since 1997 he has worked as a freelance photojournalist and writer for a number of publications, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Esquire, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Washington Post Magazine and other national and international magazines. His work has taken him to more than 50 countries covering subjects ranging from honor crimes in Jordan to Cuban tobacco farmers to his most recent work covering the narcotic trade in the horn of Africa and a story on the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Nepal. He was awarded a Merit of Excellence in Reportage Photography from the Society of Publication Designers in 2003 and in 1999, Best Picture of the Year and Best Sports Action Photo of the Year from the Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.