Michael Alpert

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Michael Alpert

It has just been announced that Michael Alpert has been named a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow, recognizing “the recipients’ artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.”

I am lucky enough to be able to consider Michael Alpert a mentor, teacher, and friend. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing him on many occasions. I’m honoured that they chose one of my photos of him for the NEA announcement.


Michael Alpert at KlezKanada, 2009.