Bio | Jackie Alpers | Food Photography

November 10, 2010

Education
1991 Columbus College of Art and Design, BFA, photography
Exhibitions and Awards
2009  The Spirit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, Juror Russell Joslin
2009  Idea of Self, Center for Fine Art Photography, Juror Susan Zadeh
2008  Black & White Spider Award
2008  International Photography Award (IPA Lucie Award) – Food and Portraiture
2008  Society of Photographers, 6×6 Exhibition, Rooke Gallery, South Africa
2007  International Photography Award (IPA Lucie Award) – Portraiture
2007  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver Int. Airport Invitational
2007  Volitant Gallery, Austin, “Tunnel Vision: Parading Down the Aisle
2006  American Society of Media Photographers – Environmental portraiture
2005  Caladan Gallery, “Myths, Mystery and Ritual: A Portal into the Night”
2004  Black and White Spider Awards, Merit of Excellence – Fashion
2004  The Nocturnes, Best of the Nocturnes
2003  The Nocturnes, Surrealism Show, Honorable Mention
2003  Texas Photographic Society, Members Only Show
2002  MetroForm Limited, Tucson, AZ, Solo Exhibition
2002  River City Silver, San Antonio, TX
2002  Inside Space, London, England
2002  Nexus Gallery, New York City, NY, “Photography 2002”
2001  Mesa Contemporary Arts, AZ, “Stare Photographic Survey”,
Purchase Award
2001  Robert Caniga Gallery, Eugene OR. “Totally Nude” Group Exhibition
2001  London Photographic Award, Bronze Medal
Featured Web Exhibitions
2007  International Museum of Women, Imagining Ourselves
2006  File Magazine, Featured Project, Conventions
2002  Photobetty, Featured Photographer
2001  Photo-Pro Magazine, Feature Article
2001  ZoneZero, Mexico City
2001  Art in Context, NY, NY
2001  Photo Box, Slovak Republic
Bibliography
2009  Vanilla Ride, Knopf – cover photograph
2008  Tucson Weekly – Interview
2008  Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls, Simon &  Schuster, Cover Photograph
2008  American Photography 24
2008  The World’s a Mom: Celebrating Motherhood, Author & Photo Editor
2007  American Photography 23
2007  Heartsick, St. Martin’s Minotaur, Cover Photograph
2007  How Magazine – Interview
2007  Area of Design – Interview
2006  Pesach for the Rest of Us, Random House, Cover Photography
2006  F-shop Magazine, Cover and Feature Article
2006  Creatively Self Employed, Contributing Writer
2005  Photo District News – Interview
2005  Mad Magazine, October issue
2004  Arizona 24/7, contributing Photography
2001  The Photo Review, Volume 24, Issue 3. Langhorne, PA
1998  Water Marked by Helen Lee, Scribner Books, Cover photography
1997  Unearned Pleasures & Other Short Stories by Ursula Hegi, Simon & Schuster,   Cover photographyJackie Alpers is an award winning photographer whose images are used in commissioned advertising campaigns, magazine articles, cookbooks and book cover illustrations
Education
1991 Columbus College of Art and Design, BFA, photography
Exhibitions and Awards
2009  The Spirit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, Juror Russell Joslin
2009  Idea of Self, Center for Fine Art Photography, Juror Susan Zadeh
2008  Black & White Spider Award
2008  International Photography Award (IPA Lucie Award) – Food and Portraiture
2008  Society of Photographers, 6×6 Exhibition, Rooke Gallery, South Africa
2007  International Photography Award (IPA Lucie Award) – Portraiture
2007  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver Int. Airport Invitational
2007  Volitant Gallery, Austin, “Tunnel Vision: Parading Down the Aisle
2006  American Society of Media Photographers – Environmental portraiture
2005  Caladan Gallery, “Myths, Mystery and Ritual: A Portal into the Night”
2004  Black and White Spider Awards, Merit of Excellence – Fashion
2004  The Nocturnes, Best of the Nocturnes
2003  The Nocturnes, Surrealism Show, Honorable Mention
2003  Texas Photographic Society, Members Only Show
2002  MetroForm Limited, Tucson, AZ, Solo Exhibition
2002  River City Silver, San Antonio, TX
2002  Inside Space, London, England
2002  Nexus Gallery, New York City, NY, “Photography 2002”
2001  Mesa Contemporary Arts, AZ, “Stare Photographic Survey”,
Purchase Award
2001  Robert Caniga Gallery, Eugene OR. “Totally Nude” Group Exhibition
2001  London Photographic Award, Bronze Medal
Featured Web Exhibitions
2007  International Museum of Women, Imagining Ourselves
2006  File Magazine, Featured Project, Conventions
2002  Photobetty, Featured Photographer
2001  Photo-Pro Magazine, Feature Article
2001  ZoneZero, Mexico City
2001  Art in Context, NY, NY
2001  Photo Box, Slovak Republic
Bibliography
2009  Vanilla Ride, Knopf – cover photograph
2008  Tucson Weekly – Interview
2008  Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls, Simon &  Schuster, Cover Photograph
2008  American Photography 24
2008  The World’s a Mom: Celebrating Motherhood, Author & Photo Editor
2007  American Photography 23
2007  Heartsick, St. Martin’s Minotaur, Cover Photograph
2007  How Magazine – Interview
2007  Area of Design – Interview
2006  Pesach for the Rest of Us, Random House, Cover Photography
2006  F-shop Magazine, Cover and Feature Article
2006  Creatively Self Employed, Contributing Writer
2005  Photo District News – Interview
2005  Mad Magazine, October issue
2004  Arizona 24/7, contributing Photography
2001  The Photo Review, Volume 24, Issue 3. Langhorne, PA
1998  Water Marked by Helen Lee, Scribner Books, Cover photography
1997  Unearned Pleasures & Other Short Stories by Ursula Hegi, Simon & Schuster,   Cover photography

Jackie Alpers is an award winning professional photographer and author based in Tucson, Arizona. She specializes in documenting people, culture and food related themes for commercial advertising and editorial assignments; cookbooks and book jackets.

She is especially interested in the emotional, psychological and spiritual relationship that people have with food and drink. Food lends itself to vast symbolism and interpretation and she loves the rituals surrounding it.

Her clients include: Random House, Knopf, Simon & Schuster, The Globe Pequot Press, Quirk Books, Sterling Publishing, Rovio Entertainment (creator of the Angry Birds franchise), Canyon Ranch, Arizona Tourism, Loews Hotels, NBC/Universal, Epicurious.com, AARP Magazine and The U.S. White House.

She is the recipient of numerous awards from American Photography, The Photographer’s Master Cup, ASMP and the International Photography Awards (Lucie’s). In 2004 she received the the Black & White Spider Award’s, Merit of Excellence, and in 2001 she was awarded a bronze medal from the London Photographic Awards.

Her book project, Angry Birds; Bad Piggies’ Egg Recipes, won “Best First Cookbook in the World” at the 2011 Gourmand Cookbook Awards. The Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes app, released in October, 2012, which she photographed and edited, is the best selling cookbook app in the USA, China and numerous other countries.

She is also an experienced educator who speaks on industry related topics at workshops and universities.

To contact Jackie in regards to commercial assignment bookings, please email: Jackie@jackiealpers.com or call 520-749-1949.

View her editorial, advertising and fine art photography portfolio at her official website.

Bibliography/Contributions 

2013-2014: Food Network – Contributing writer and photographer

2013-2014  iVillage – Contributing writer and photographer

2013 Sprinkles!: Recipes & Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts – Author & Photographer, Release Date 10-15-2013

2013 foodprint 1113: European Annual of Gastronomy

2013- 2012 Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes Cookbook app – Photographer & Production Editor (Bestselling Cookbook App in the USA and China)

2013 Broadway & Thresher – Contributing Editor, Food & Drink

2012 Reader’s Digest, “Top Photographers Choose the Pictures That Make Them Happy

2012 Good Morning America, “Decadent Foods From Across the USA”

2012 foodprint 1112: European Annual of Gastronomy

2012 Tucson Official Visitors Guide

2011 Angry Birds: Bad Piggies’ Egg Recipes, hardcover edition – Production Editor (Winner “Best First Cookbook in the World” at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards)

2011  Phoenix Official Visitors Guide

2010 Tag Magazine #2, The Body Issue

2010 The Official Arizona State Visitor’s Guide

2010  Mexican Cooking, Globe Pequot Press

2010  The Calorie Counter Cookbook, Globe Pequot Press

2010  Knack Low Salt Cooking, Globe Pequot Press

2009  A History of Ghosts – cover photograph

2009  Vanilla Ride, Knopf – cover photograph

2008  Tucson Weekly – Interview

2008  Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls, Simon &  Schuster, Cover Photograph

2008  American Photography 24

2008  The World’s a Mom: Celebrating Motherhood, Sterling Publishing, Author & Photo Editor

2007  American Photography 23

2007  Heartsick, St. Martin’s Minotaur, Cover Photograph

2007  How Magazine – Interview

2007  Area of Design – Interview

2006  Pesach for the Rest of Us, Random House, Cover Photography

2006  F-shop Magazine, Cover and Feature Article

2006  Creatively Self Employed, Contributing Writer

2005  Photo District News – Interview

2004  Arizona 24/7, contributing Photography

2001  The Photo Review, Volume 24, Issue 3. Langhorne, PA

1998  Water Marked by Helen Lee, Scribner Books, Cover photography

1997  Unearned Pleasures & Other Short Stories by Ursula Hegi, Simon & Schuster,   Cover photography

Exhibitions

2009  The Spirit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, Juror Russell Joslin

2009  Idea of Self, Center for Fine Art Photography, Juror Susan Zadeh

2008  Society of Photographers, 6×6 Exhibition, Rooke Gallery, South Africa

2007  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver Int. Airport Invitational

2007  Volitant Gallery, Austin, “Tunnel Vision: Parading Down the Aisle

2005  Caladan Gallery, “Myths, Mystery and Ritual: A Portal into the Night”

2004  The Nocturnes, Best of the Nocturnes

2003  The Nocturnes, Surrealism Show, Honorable Mention

2003  Texas Photographic Society, Members Only Show

2002  MetroForm Limited, Tucson, AZ, Solo Exhibition

2002  River City Silver, San Antonio, TX

2002  Inside Space, London, England

2002  Nexus Gallery, New York City, NY, “Photography 2002”

2001  Mesa Contemporary Arts, AZ, “Stare Photographic Survey”, Purchase Award

2001  Robert Caniga Gallery, Eugene OR. “Totally Nude” Group Exhibition