Jackie Alpers is a Tucson, Arizona based professional advertising and editorial food photographer and cookbook author who was named The #1 Famous Food Photographer in 2024 by Shotkit and Art in Context. She cooks, styles and photographs food and recipes in her natural-light studio, and documents food, chefs and restaurants on location.
Jackie Alpers was awarded the Taste Awards medallion for food and beverage photography twice, a gold Muse Photography Award in the food photography category, and multiple awards from American Photography, The Lucie Foundation's International Photography Awards, The London Photography Awards, The Color Awards and The American Advertising Federation.
She is the author of the cookbook, Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona which is an official selection of UNESCO's Tucson City of Gastronomy, and a RUSA and Eating the West Award winner. Jackie Alpers is a noted expert on the Sonoran cuisine of southern Arizona.
Alpers also wrote and photographed The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook, The Unofficial Elf Cookbook, and Sprinkles: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts
She is especially interested in experimenting with regional culinary influences while exploring food history and culture, and 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.
She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Reader’s Digest, CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times, NPR. Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, MSN, Thrillist, Brit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food.
Arizona Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Canyon Ranch Health Resorts
Cherry Bombe Magazine
Food Network/Warner Bros. Discovery
Food Network Magazine
George Foreman Grills
Lipton Ice Tea
Media Lab Books
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Penguin Random House
P. F. Changs
Real Simple Magazine
Rovio Entertainment/Angry Birds
The U.S. White House
Jackie Alpers is an experienced educator who speaks on industry related topics at workshops and universities. She has been a professional photo editor for over 25 years, starting her career as the managing photo editor at Swanstock, the premier fine art photography division of Getty Images.
She is represented by Renaissance Literary & Talent: Literary Agency.
To contact Jackie for assignment bookings, please email: Jackie@jackiealpers.com or call 520-465-5214.