Portrait session with Bill McKibben

I had the distinct pleasure of photographing the author, educator, and environmentalist Bill McKibben at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. I’ve been a huge fan of Mr. McKibben since reading ‘Long Distance’, his memoir on a year of dedicated Cross Country Skiing, and have subsequently read a number of his other books and nearly all his online articles. Bill is is founder and senior adviser emeritus of 350.org. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He’s gone on to write many more books, and his work appears regularly in periodicals from the New Yorker to Rolling Stone. He serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has won the Gandhi Peace Prize as well as honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the alternative Nobel, in the Swedish Parliament. Foreign Policy named him to its inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers.

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