Patagonia Presents: Jumbo Wild
Patagonia Presents: Jumbo Wild

Patagonia Presents: Jumbo Wild

UPDATED WITH GARRETT GROVE’S JUMBO WILD PHOTO EXHIBIT DETAILS AND SEATTLE STORE EVENT RECAP

For decades, First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers and snowboarders have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. After 24 years of opposition, what more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?

This past fall Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions released Jumbo Wild to sold out audiences across the Western US and Canada. On Feb 22nd evo partnered with Patagonia, two of their incredible snow ambassadors Alex Yoder and Josh Dirksen and one prolific photographer to bring a special evening of film and photo dedicated to preserving one of the world’s last protected frontiers to its Seattle store.

While the event may have passed the story continues to evolve in B.C. so continuing to sharing the story is imperative. The photo exhibit, an account of Jumbo Wild told through the lens of photographer Garrett Grove will be on display through the month of March. Garrett’s photos help viewers establish a deeper connection to the situation at hand and were selected by Garrett for their timeless subject matter. All the photos on display are for sale with all proceeds going to the conservation efforts of Jumbo Wild through Wildsight. Hover over the photos below for Garrett’s descriptions and pricing. For information on purchasing any photo from the exhibit please contact Chris Shalbot cshalbot@evo.com.

About Garrett Grove:
Garrett Grove is someone who has dedicated his life to being outside — and, while out there, he has been taking pictures of the story as it unfolds. Garrett’s images convey the emotions of the people he is with and the essence of whatever space he is immersed in. He is a mountain practitioner who takes pictures that only an insider can.

Based out of the faux-Bavarian, mountain-based community of Leavenworth, Washington, Garrett has spent the last seven years as a freelance photographer in the editorial and commercial world of travel and adventure sports. Originally self-taught, he is now a 2017 candidate for an MFA in Photography through the Hartford Art School. Some of Garrett’s work and clients have included Patagonia, Outside, National Geographic, ESPN and others.

Last winter Garrett was asked by Patagonia to embed himself in the Purcell Mountains and the small communities that surround the snow clad peaks.  These communities have been involved in a 25 year issue known informally by the opponents as, Jumbo Wild, an ongoing struggle over a prized piece of land in the heart of the Purcell Mountains which has been slated for a large scale ski resort.  Alongside Sweetgrass Productions, Garrett spent over 100 days in the mountains and with their people trying to get a grasp on the complex situation.  In this gallery you will find small visual cues into the beauty of the area and the people who have dedicated so much of their lives to preserve it.

JUMBO WILD FILM AND PHOTO GALLERY OPENING EVENT RECAP

The event is free, with complimentary drinks. Donations will be accepted at the bar and we’ll have photos from Garrett Grove on display. Rich in color and story, they’ll be available for purchase until the end of March. All donations at the bar and proceeds from photo sales will go to the conservation of Jumbo Valley through Wildsight and Patagonia.

  • Who: Skiers,snowboarders, nature lovers and environmental activists
  • What: Patagonia Presents: Jumbo Wild Movie and Garrett Grove Photo Gallery
  • When: Monday, February 22nd 6pm-9pm
  • Where: evo | 3500 Stone Way N
  • Cost: FREE
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