Alyssa Coppelman is an Austin-based photo editor and photo book consultant, who also works as the art researcher with Harper’s Magazine and the Oxford American magazine. As a consultant, she works directly with photographers to provide oversight in editing, sequencing, design and editorial aspects of portfolios and photo book projects. She is also the archival researcher on the Emmy-nominated PBS NewsHour series, Brief But Spectacular, finding visual accompaniment for the series. Coppelman regularly juries photography exhibitions, has taught editing workshops and enjoys being a guest lecturer to both undergraduate and graduate photography students.
About The i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series features leading photographers and artists, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.
About Speaker: Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor, archival researcher, and photo-book consultant. She is Art Researcher for Harper’s Magazine and the Oxford American, which won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2016 and has since been nominated twice. She is focused mainly on fine art and documentary photography, and the grey area between the two.
Alyssa is interested in seeing a range of work, from fine art to documentary projects, including collage, multimedia, alternative process, and short- and long-term projects. She does not need to see straightforward portraiture projects, nudes, or fine art landscapes. While she can advise with many things in the publishing world, she is less in tune with the gallery world and art market. She can advise on gaining contacts and developing relationships in the publishing industry, and getting your work seen and published.