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Jackie Alpers is an award winning professional photographer 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, Sterling Publishing, Rovio Entertainment (creator of the Angry Birds franchise), Canyon Ranch, Arizona Tourism, Loews Hotels, NBC/Universal,, Real Eats Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, 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 most recent 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: or call 520-749-1949.

View her editorial, advertising and fine art photography portfolio at her official website.
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520-465-5214 (Office)


Tucson, AZ 85749