|BARBARA ALPER: Biography
American, b. 1949, Detroit, MI
BA Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Barbara Alper is a full-time freelance and fine art photographer with multi-faceted documentary, conceptual, and narrative portfolios. She has published photos in many distinguished journals, magazines and newspapers, such as Barron's, Newsweek and Time, including a lengthy association as a news and feature photographer with The New York Times. Her commercial clients include Conde Nast and the New York Botanical Garden, among others. Alper's artistic projects include the series Rockaway Beach, Sea Samba, and The Gulf Channel. Her photographs have been exhibited in and included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; FNAC, Paris; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, MA, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Publications include Rockaway Beach, Photojournal Asahi Camera Japan; Picturing the Modern Amazon, edited by J. Stein et al, Rizzoli; Cats, Dogs 24-7, Chronicle Books; and 10,000 Eyes, Kodak/Thomasson-Grant. Based in Manhattan, Alper is represented by Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, Boston, Envision-Stock, and Mega-Press, Tokyo. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from Michigan State University, and studied with renowned photographers Harold Feinstein and Lisette Model and at the MIT Creative Photo Lab, Cambridge, MA.
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