Alicia Hansen: Founder & Executive Director

Editorial, Commercial & Advertising Photographer

With over 20 years of visual story telling experience, Alicia stared her career at The Atlanta Journal Constitution, with interships prior at The Seattle Times, The Springfield State Journal‐Register, The Roanoke Times and World News, The Athens Banner Herald, The Guardian, and Fortune Magazine seeding the way. Alicia has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Masters Degree in Visual Communication from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. She taught photography at the undergraduate and graduate levels while at Syracuse, and has worked for world‐renowned National Geographic contract photographer, Joe McNally, as his first assistant and producer. The result of their joint efforts was the first all‐digital story for National Geographic, helping pioneer the way for digital photography to become a new standard for the magazine. Alicia has served editorial and corporate clients in NYC. She is an alum of the Eddie Adams Workshop and has participated for over ten years as a black team member and producer. In 2008, she founded NYC SALT and grew it from a small photo class of 8 students to serving over 200 students from neighborhoods in NYC today.


Adam Chinitz: Program Director

Commercial & Advertising Photographer

Adam Chinitz is nationally recognized for his ability to illuminate his subjects from the inside out. He combines decades of experience with world‐class technology, infusing his work with the sensibility of pioneering photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams and Baron Adolph de Meyer. Paying meticulous attention to detail, and with a gift for engaging his clients, Adam brings humor and playfulness to his work. As a specialist in still life, architecture, luxury goods and portraiture, Adam has traveled the world – Greece, Mexico, Martinique, Guadalupe – chasing goats from helicopters, scuba diving in shark‐infested waters and working as a still photographer on movie sets. He works closely with clients to find elegant solutions that tell each story in an unforgettable way. Adam is a teacher and Board member of NYC SALT, a nonprofit photography organization designed to engage, inspire and empower New York City’s underprivileged teenagers. He studied photography at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Devin Osorio: Program Coordinator, Salt Alumni


NYC SALT Teaching Artists

Tiffany Hagler-Geard: Teaching Photographer

Tiffany Hagler-Geard is a Williamsburg based photographer and has been shooting since 1995. Her images have been published on, ABC News, the New York Post, Life Magazine and other publications. Tiffany recently became the lead Photo Editor and Photographer for and In her spare time she photographs for the Humane Society of New York.

All Published Stories by Tiffany can be seen on


Scott Thode:Photo Editor, Visura

Emily Schiffer: Photographer (info to come)

Alexis Lambrou: Photographer (info to come)

Danny Martinez: Wedding Photographer, Salt Alumni (info to come)

Malike Sidibe: Assistant Teaching Photographer, Salt Alumni (info to come)


2017-18 Mentors:

Sari Goodfriend: Portrait and Event Photographer

Sari Goodfriend was born and raised in New York City and is a commercial and fine art

photographer. She shoots for magazines, corporations and non‐profits, specializing in portraiture and food photography. Sari is the Secretary and a long‐time Board Member of the Advertising Photographers of America (NY Chapter) and is active in the NYC photo community where she curates an ongoing photography lecture series at the SoHo Apple Store. She loves helping NYC SALT students shoot and edit their photos.


Benjamin Norman: Photojournalist, New York Times

Benjamin Norman is an editorial photographer and multimedia shooter based in New York City. While finishing his degree in Economic Policy at NYU, he undertook an internship with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer/director Vincent Laforet, and has been working for a range of clients ever since. He spends most of his days shooting freelance assignments for The New York Times, but has also been sent on assignments for The New York Times Magazine, among others. His work has been recognized by American Photography, POYi, the NYPH, the NYPPA, and the Hearst Corp.


Kevin Goggin: Portrait Photographer, Retoucher

Kevin Goggin, a New York City based photographer, has been working in the field

of photography since the early 90s. He has a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College

in Saratoga Springs, NY and a MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Art in

New York City. Kevin has done worked in many capacities as a photographer, and

some recent projects include work for Banana Republic and Isopure. He also works

as a Digital Retoucher and has worked for photographers and ad agencies on commercial projects, as well as artists such as Sarah Charlesworth, Matthew Pillsbury, Charles Traub, and Manjari Sharma among others on their art and book projects.

Kevin has taught photography and retouching since the early 1990s, and even spent time teaching in India.


Martin Aldolfsson: Portrait Photographer, App Developer


Stacey Baker: Photo Editor, New York Times


Clinton Cargill: Director of Photography, Bloomberg News


Amanda Gorence: Photo Editor, Refinery 29


Angelique Ambrosio: Photo Illustrator, Retoucher


Sophie Brill: Photo Editor, Narratively


Lorenzo De Guia: Filmmaker


Franklin Liranzo: Photographer


Tricia Scott: Photo Rep, MergeLeft Artist Representatives


Erin Williams: Photographer









Alicia Hansen


Adam Chinitz


Sari Goodfriend



Kevin Goggin


Tiffany Hagler-Geard



Jim Dietz




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