Anna Alexander is the Director of Photography Photo at Wired in San Francisco, Ca.
Former Senior Photo Editor of the Magazine, she's been producing photo shoots and wrangling Wired photographers for over fifteen years. For two years, she was the Photo Director at Dwell Media.
In the beginning of Anna's career, she dodged and burned as a black-and-white darkroom printer, which she still does every now and then. Because of her roots in traditional film photography, her heart leans more toward fine art, b/w, large format portraits, architecture, conceptual still life, and street photography. Anna has a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and lives in Novato, California with her husband and two children. In regards to reviewing portfolios, she is partial to a traditional portfolio book with print sleeves or loose prints in a letterbox. She is also always game for putting white gloves on and flipping through gigantic prints. Hence, digital portfolio presentations are not preferred unless there is motion involved. The two major publications she has had experience photo editing for are completely different styles of photography, which is a great indication that she is in this field because of her adoration and devotion to film and magazines. Anna has experience providing commentary and guidance on the overall composition of photo portfolios, including page sequence. In addition, she'll offer advice to photographers interested in editorial photography, promoting their vision, and getting published