Mathematician Amalie “Emmy” Noether’s education was originally geared toward English, French and playing the piano, before she began auditing math courses at the University of Erlangen.

Interview with a Photojournalist

Karijn Kakebeeke “Bend It Like Beckham,” 2006 (Winner of the 2009 BMW Prize)

NAME:  Karijn Kakebeeke

JOB TITLE/OCCUPATION:  Photojournalist / Documentary Photographer / Teacher

PROFESSION/INDUSTRY:  Photography and Journalism

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:  Postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism (with Distinction), London School of Printing, The London Institute (2000); International Baccalaureate, International College Spain, Madrid (1999); Masters in Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (1998); BMW Photo Prize(2009);  3rd Prize  – Zilveren Camera Foreign Documentary series (2006)

ADDITIONAL PURSUITS & AREAS OF INTEREST:  Sculpting/ceramics and (in the process of learning) documentary filmmaking



Interview with a Picture Editor

Mike Davis "Cyclocross Nationals, Bend, OR" 2010

NAME:  Mike Davis

JOB TITLE/OCCUPATION:  Independent Picture Editor


EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:  Masters degree in Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (1987); Bachelors degrees in Journalism & Spanish, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1981); Twice named Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year by Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association; Awarded NPPA Sprague Award; Awarded scores of POYi, Society of News Design and other awards for my work and the work of my staffs; Air Force Commendation Medal




Interview with a Lawyer

NAME: Ivan Gold

JOB TITLE/OCCUPATION:   Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

PROFESSION/INDUSTRY:  Law  (energy and business issues) 

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:  B.A. in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh (1968); J.D., New York University Law School (1971); Oregon, New York and Washington, D.C. Bar

ADDITIONAL PURSUITS & AREAS OF INTEREST:  Children (mine),  reading, art, motorcycles, dance, film, cooking,  nonprofit organizations, watches, skiing



Interview with a Writer & Investor

Nate Bolt & Mo Mo Mo "Who Needs Books?" 2011

NAME: Rick Webb

JOB TITLE/OCCUPATION:   Writer & Investor


EDUCATION:  B.A., International Economics, Boston University (1992). Board of Directors of the VCU Brandcenter, a graduate business school in advertising and communication. 

ADDITIONAL PURSUITS & AREAS OF INTEREST:  Weird noisy rock music, going to rock festivals, economics, advertising, collecting things, helping people with their businesses, Sarah Moon, Nabokov, Ellen Von Unwerth, Anaïs Nin, Bill Drummond, internet culture, all natural colas, thai food, peter saville, factory records, bourbon, sci fi, electronic cigarettes.



Interview with an Engineer (3)

Landfill gas power plant

NAME: Marvin Darrell Riddle

JOB TITLE/OCCUPATION:   Executive V.P. and Owner Riddle Consulting, Inc.

PROFESSION/INDUSTRY:  Engineering and Project Management: Specializing in Utility Business Development and Electrical Project Management

EDUCATION:  M.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (1999); B.A. in Liberal Arts and Business, UAF (1995); A.A.S. Power Engineering Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1977); Power Plant Operations Certificate (2-year program), Tennessee Valley Authority, Gallatin, TN (1972)

ADDITIONAL PURSUITS & AREAS OF INTEREST:  Pursuing proficiency in Central American Spanish (I currently live part time in Panama); Amateur photographer skills that I try to constantly improve to record extensive travels I share with my wife; Off Shore sailing is a passion I experienced while living in Punta Gorda, Florida; Scuba Diving (Dual rating Naui and Padi Instructor)—I took a sabbatical for a year in 1992 and lived in the Dutch West Indies during that time I lived on a dive boat and supported myself being the engineer and dive master of the boat.


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