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.

Wardell Milan’s Lush Mixed Media

"Two warriors looking for euphoria," 2018 © Wardell Milan

“Two warriors looking for euphoria,” 2018 © Wardell Milan

When I first came across Wardell Milan’s work a few years ago, it was on my computer, or perhaps on my phone. I was digging through various galleries’ sites and art-laden Instagram feeds, on which someone vigilant posted Milan’s name along with the image, so I was ultimately directed straight to the artist himself. Seeing his work on-screen, especially a screen so tiny, is world’s apart from the experience of standing before them, sinking into the depths and dimensions of color and shape—and over the past several years, his work has only grown stronger.

While his first West Coast exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery closed a couple weeks ago, In Rainbows remains on view at the gallery through March 16. From the press release: “Incorporating drawing, painting, photography and collage, Milan’s Parisian Landscapes: Blue in Green introduces the artist’s figurative works in a variety of media. In scenes of freedom and desire, conflict and violence, Milan situates fractured bodies in ambiguous spaces.”