Archiv für den Autor: Alyssa Coppelman

Über Alyssa Coppelman

Alyssa Coppelman is an Oakland, California-based independent photo editor who works regularly as Art Researcher for Harper’s Magazine and the Oxford American magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2016. She has juried photography contests and exhibitions for Center for Fine Art Photography, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and A Smith Gallery, and has reviewed portfolios at Photolucida, Fotofest Houston, PhotoNOLA, Medium Photo Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Filter Photo Festival. She is a regular contributor to Adobe Create and has written for Slate's Behold blog, Feature Shoot, and WIRED Photo.

As a visiting lecturer, Alyssa speaks to graduate and undergraduate photography students about their practices and developing a career in the publishing industry. Most recently, she taught a photo editing workshop at PhotoNOLA, and was a panelist in Mary Virginia Swanson’s Social Media Strategies for Artists seminar. Working directly with photographers, she provides oversight in editing, sequencing, design, and editorial aspects of websites, portfolios, and photobook projects. When she’s not hard at work, Alyssa tries to convince everyone to go dancing.

Zanele Muholi’s Visual Activism

"Ntozakhe II, Parktown, Johannesburg," 2016 © Zanele Muholi

“Ntozakhe II, Parktown, Johannesburg,” 2016 © Zanele Muholi

Photographer Zanele Muholi is responsible for crafting some of the most electric self-portraiture, not just in recent memory, but in the entirety of the history of image making. A self-described visual or cultural activist, Muholi has done a great deal to make strides forward for the LGBTQIA+ community in both the art world and the world at large. With seemingly endless layers of meaning to their work, they have managed to both connect threads of history and culture that aren’t always communicated together so effectively, while also boldly confronting those elements.