Eyeist: Alison Unterreiner

Alison Unterreiner
Photo Editor

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Esquire Magazine

Photo Editor

Popular Mechanics Magazine

Associate Photo Editor

Men's Journal Magazine

Art/Photo Assistant

Editorial, Marketing, Events

Conceptual, Documentary/Photojournalism, Still Life, Food, Landscape, Fashion, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Travel, Street, General

Alison is currently the photo editor at Esquire Magazine, a position she has held for 4+ years. Esquire is a men's general interest magazine that continuously wins major magazine awards in the categories of design, photography and editorial content.

She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Buffalo in 2000. Her concentration was in photography with a minor in English.

Alison has reviewed portfolios for NY Photo festival, NY Fotoworks, The Palm Springs Photo Festival, ICP graduating class final portfolios, and Parsons graduating class final portfolios.

She originally hails from Brooklyn, NY and thinks L&B Spumoni Gardens makes the best pizza.


“When I first met Alison it was at NYC Fotoworks Portfolio Review in 2010. She looked through my work and offered some good constructive feedback regarding my portraits. She suggested other ways of shooting a portrait, for example using movement or props. I really appreciated Alison's direct approach to telling me what she did and didn't work in terms of mood and aesthetic.”
Allison Michael Orenstein

“Alison was really very attentive, direct and cordial when reviewing my portfolio. She detailed what sections of the magazine she worked on and what type of shoots she assigns; I in turn asked her specific questions and got direct and honest responses. One of the best reviewers that day by far—I was excited to be shooting an assignment for her a few months later.”
Tim Soter

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