John Huddleston is the Fletcher Professor of Studio Art Emeritus at Middlebury College. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, Lehigh University DuBois Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Stony Brook University Art Gallery, Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California, University of California, Riverside, Art Gallery, University of Michigan Art Museum at Ann Arbor, Wave Hill in New York City, and Wichita Art Museum, among others. Huddleston's other books are Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and the Changing American Landscape (Johns Hopkins University Press, in association with the Center for American Places, 2002), for which he won an Andrea Frank Foundation Grant, was interviewed on National Public Radio, and received a glowing review in The New York Times Book Review, and Healing Ground: Walking the Small Farms of Vermont (Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, 2012), which draws on the ordinary and emphasizes a commitment to place. Huddleston has received grants from the Ada Howe Kent Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council, and Vermont Community Foundation, and his video work has received awards from Tokyo to London.
Bill McKibben is a founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including the bestsellers The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy.
He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and the winner of the Gandhi Prize, the Thomas Merton Prize, and the Right Livelihood Prize. He lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.