Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany
Alexa Becker is the acquisitions editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Having obtained her Master’s in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is responsible for selecting and acquiring new photography-related projects.
Ms. Becker provides artistic and marketing advice for photographers concerning the content and style of their work, for example at the internationally renowned Frankfurt Book Fair. She enjoys helping photographers and others appreciate the special qualities present in their work — in particular discovering novel, genuine visions of the world.
Ms. Becker offers the point of view of a European art book publisher and is familiar with the overall art and photography market. As an acquiring editor for Kehrer, she is interested in projects that are based in a personal approach by the photographer towards the subject-matter without it being evidently biographical.
Alexa Becker also initiated the Trouvés series at Kehrer Verlag which features handmade photobooks and objects. She is interested in seeing any of the above mentioned types of projects. She is not open to seeing commercial portfolios.