Alex Berman

    Alex Berman
    Alex Berman

    2021–22 jGirls+ Magazine Photographer
    2020–21 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    My name is Alex Berman, and I was born and raised in Manhattan. I’m a member of the class of 2023 at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx, where I am on the track, cross country, and mock trial teams. When I’m not running in Van Cortlandt Park or practicing getting cross-examined, I love to write. I regularly participate in creative writing workshops and writers’ retreats through Writopia Lab, and also act as a teen intern, teaching young writers and hopefully nurturing in them the same love of writing I have. One of my personal goals for the coming year is to dedicate more time to the fantasy historical novel I am writing. My other hobbies include drawing and painting, reading anything I can get my hands on, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. 

    Visual Arts Portfolio

    In addition to the images published on jGirls+ as stand-alone works or visuals accompanying articles by other contributors, the following is a curated selection of Alex’s works.

    Alex Berman, is an artist from NYC. They’ve been drawing since they could hold a crayon! Alex attends the High School of American Studies, and has taken classes at the Art Students League of NY and Cleveland Institute of Art. Their art has been published online and in print, and recognized by Scholastic with a national gold medal. Alex also loves to write, and finds comics a perfect combination of my favorite mediums. Cartoonists Scott McCloud, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, and N.D. Stevenson are constant inspirations, and have changed the way they think about art, language and their intersection. They like experimenting across mediums, but inevitably return to digital illustration and good old pen and paper. Art has the power to present a reality different from what we see, and Alex takes advantage of this by playing with distortion and surrealism.

    Works by Alex

    And Then by Alex Berman - photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

    And Then

    "I don’t like doctors’ coats, or pharmacies really. They remind me of why I’m here."
    How the Antisemitism Prevalent in Liberal and Leftist Politics Will Send More Young Jews Down the Conservative Pipeline By: Alex Berman Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

    How the Antisemitism Prevalent in Liberal and Leftist Politics Will Send More Young Jews...

    “American Jews are being pushed out of liberal spaces, the mere practice of our religion somehow interpreted as an allegiance to the Israeli government.”
    Pigtails Girl by Alex Berman - Photo by Alex Garrow

    Pigtails Girl

    "She wears pigtails because if she doesn’t tie up her loose threads, she might explode."
    Kids Deserve Queer History by Alex Berman - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

    Kids Deserve Queer History

    A curriculum that included queer history would incorporate the often-erased stories of queer historical figures, such as Alexander the Great, and important moments in the struggle for queer liberation.
    Menagerie by Alex Berman

    Menagerie

    “You can create life with the stroke of a pencil”
    Glitch by Alex Berman

    Glitch

    "...as I continue to discover who I am, I often feel just slightly out of focus."
    Alex Berman

    Drowning

    This young artist depicts what the pressure of school can feel like...

    Elena's Photographs are Featured in

    Pink Hair by Chloe Zitsow - Photo by Alex Berman

    Pink Hair

    “I am a girl with pink hair.”
    Fractured Cracks by Natalie Dweck Romero - Photo by Alex Berman

    Fractured Cracks

    “We’ve been labeled and scrutinized, we can’t be seen for one language, for one way of being, any longer.”