Caren Alpert is a San Francisco-based fine art and commercial photographer. She specializes in food, travel, and lifestyle topics, and teaches editorial photography at Academy of Art University.
Born in New York, and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Caren earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in photography and graphic design from the University of Arizona.
Caren started her career as a photo editor in New York working with titles such as Health and Money Magazines. In addition, she’s worked as an editor and researcher for Vogue, George, and for Miramax Films.
Much of Caren’s commercial life centers around culinary topics. But, she is also a science geek at heart. As a result, she found a way to combine her three favorite topics: food, technology and art, by shooting food with an electron microscope. Caren’s fine art photography focuses on her examination of food, both visually and culturally.