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Soon to be College Freshman....Heriberto Altieri

Alicia Hansen - Friday, June 08, 2012
SALT student for 1 year 
Currently a student at St. John's University
Recipient of the Moth Scholarship 

Written in 2012, the summer before going to college. 

My name is Heriberto Altieri, and I am soon to be a freshman in college, attending Suny Delhi to study Marketing. I joined NYC SALT the beginning of my senior year of high school, and I feel that since I joined NYC SALT doors have been open for me. Photography has become more than taking a photo to me, it has become a way to tell stories and strike emotions without using words. 

My interest in journalism comes from writing and always wanting to be able to document important events that occur in my life or in anyone else’s life as well. I also took a school trip to Columbia University and sat in a seminar discussing journalism majors in college. The reaction I got from my peers when they saw my photos, was an eye opener because I thought I was the only person who understood the emotions I put in my pictures but the power of imagery showed me people can connect with me through my work. 

As I grow as a young man in New York City, I am inspired to become a diverse journalist. In the near future I plan on having a popular website in which I will include different videos and photos, based on different topics on a consistent schedule. In order to fulfill this dream, I have to become a skilled journalist and photographer/videographer. In college, I will take advantage of all the classes that will teach me the skills and techniques, to reach the goals I want to exceed in journalism. NYC SALT will help me be a proficient journalist and an expert with imagery. After NYC SALT I expect to use what I learned and take creativity to a level that I cannot grasp at this point in my life with photography.

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