NYC SALT is a 501c3 nonprofit digital photography and college access program serving high school students in NYC. Taught and lead by professionals in the NYC creative industry we seek to engage, inspire and empower our students to create award winning photography portfolios, pursue higher education and to obtain success jobs after college, seeing work as vocation. We value community and having a life long relationship with each student.

NYC Salt’s four-year studio program
NYC Salt Photography Workshop
NYC Salt Camp




Youth Photo Workshops

Call for Applications

Deadline: September 1st


The NYC Salt Photography Workshops, which are an offshoot of the NYC Salt program, help New York City High Schools and community organizations provide their students with access to photography. The program is designed as an entry-level program, and is open to students enrolled at participating high schools and community organizations. The Workshops introduce students to photography and teach basic photography skills, engaging them through shooting exercises and field trips. The workshops are guided by working photographers who tailor the classes and curriculum to the students.

Applications are now open for our year-long workshops at partnering NYC Parks Recreation Centers in the West Bronx, Washington Heights, Chelsea, Lower East Side, and
the East Village. Classes will meet
1x week for 2hrs and run from
October 2, 2017 - May 19, 2018. Our workshops are free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Apply here or contact us at for more information.


NYC Salt’s four-year studio program exposes student to the highest levels of the photography industry. It enables them to think creatively about their futures while becoming college ready and gaining the life-skills necessary to succeed in college and achieve rewarding professions. Our intensive studio program has three program components:

  • 1. Weekly instruction in digital photography and photo editing classes offered at advanced and introductory levels at our professional studio in Manhattan.
  • 2. College preparation assistance
    and mentorship.
  • 3. Career exposure and readiness. Students also have the opportunity to attend a one-week photography camp during the summer at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, during which time students live in the dormitories and experience college life.


    Photography is an outlet for me, a

form of art that allows me to convey

just about anything. —Laura

Call for Applications

Youth Photo Summer Camps for High School Students

August 14th-25th, 2017


Summer Photo camp classes cover the basics of digital photography, teaching students how to see pictures in the world around them through an understanding of composition, light, color and moment. Students will spend at least half of each day taking pictures with cameras provided by the program, practicing what they learn. The camp will be taught by a professional photographer and NYC SALT studio Residency Program students, and will culminate in a public exhibition of students’ work. Applications for this year’s camp have closed.

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