River runner, filmmaker, photographer, environmentalist, raconteur
Don Briggs has been an acute observer and influential force in Western whitewater since the 1970s. As a river guide, he worked for over 25 years in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, rowing boats and steering motor rigs down America's most loved national park. As a photographer, he has captured the beauty and drama of natural places in the West.
As a filmmaker, Briggs documented the early days of California's Friends of the River, the history of River Runners of the Grand Canyon, and the daily journey to Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon Mule Ride among other films. He is currently working on a life-long project about environmentalist and river pioneer Martin Litton.
“Don shoots wild rivers like a magical spider, effortlessly spinning out elaborate webs of images that ensnare the viewer with their beauty and style...” -- Richard Bangs