Alicia Hansen: Founder & Executive Director

Editorial, Commercial & Advertising Photographer

Alicia Hansen has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. Starting her career at one of the largest metropolitan papers in the country, she has worked for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Seattle Times, The Springfield State Journal‐Register, The Roanoke Times and World News, The Athens Banner Herald, The Guardian, and Fortune Magazine. 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 such as Sports Illustrated, Health Magazine, Golf Digest, People Magazine, Crossway Publishing, The Cooke Center, Herald Bank, Amway Corporation, Bloomberg News, Tishman Corporation, LPL Financial Services, IBM, Microsoft, Lexar Media, Catherine Malandrino, Mark Burnett and Donald Trump’s show “The Apprentice,” Paste Magazine, and the TV show “My Celebrity Home.” She has participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop for over eight years, first as a student and now as a producer. For the past eight and half years she has grown NYC SALT from a small photo class to a nonprofit organization with a 100% college acceptance rate


Adam Chinitz: Board Member & 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.


Stephanie Baer: Program Coordinator

Stephanie Baer was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and moved to New York
City in 2014. Prior to working as Program Coordinator at NYC SALT she was active
for the largest Swiss international development organization, managing their apprenticeship program and coordinating all young talents’ activities. Stephanie holds
a MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Zurich and has spent some time living abroad in Mexico and Costa Rica. Ever since graduating, she has focused on coaching and supporting young professionals develop their careers and introducing them to working life.


NYC SALT Teaching Artists

Sari Goodfriend: Teaching 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: Teaching Photographer

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: Teaching Photographer

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.


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


Michael Bocchieri: Teaching Photographer

Michael Bocchieri is a documentary photographer, educator and editor. He is currently a Senior Picture Desk Editor with Getty Images in New York City where he’s had a front row seat to some of the major historical news and sporting events of the past decade. Michael holds a BFA in Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology with studies in mass media communications. Michael has been a part of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop since 2003, first as a student, then as a proud member of the White Team, and most recently as a team Producer. He has been an active mentor and teacher to students at NYC SALT since 2012. Michael has won awards with the Society for Professional Journalists, the New Jersey Press Association, and Ilford. He’s a longstanding member of the National Press Photographers Association.


Jim Dietz: Teaching Photographer

Jim Dietz, owner of PhotoData Works LLC, helped start the digital photography revolution more than twenty years ago, as one of the first at newspapers to digitize images with desktop computing. He then helped change the industry for The Associated Press, training and evangelizing to newspapers in the transformation to digital photo delivery. As a photographer and photo editor, he’s spurred the use of cutting edge technologies and workflows at important events such as Super Bowls, Oscars, Olympics, Presidential conventions, inaugurations and many more. At PhotoData Works, he’s now engaged in creating solutions for media organizations like Getty Images, as well as using metadata and Photo Mechanic software for corporations and photographers, improving their workflow and efficiency. At AP, Dietz managed editing teams handling images of news and sports for immediate delivery. In 2004 Dietz joined the Eddie Adams Workshop as an editor on the faculty, and has been heavily involved ever since. Dietz began his career as a photographer at daily newspapers in Kansas and Missouri. He also served as Photo Editor at the Baltimore Sun. Jim Dietz graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism and Life Sciences and is a current member of the White House News Photographers Association.


Alan Winslow: Teaching Photographer

Alan Winslow is a New York-based photographer and educator, who has shown his work and lectured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, International Photo Festival Leiden, Photoville, the DUMBO Arts Festival, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Florida among other institutions both nationally and internationally. In 2015, he was selected as the Artist in Residence in Everglades Fellow. When he's not working on assignments or personal projects he teaches photography at the International Center for Photography, The Maine Media Workshops, Brooklyn Central, and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. He also drinks copious amounts of coffee.


Amy Wolff: Teaching Photographer

Amy Wolff is a Brooklyn-based photo editor/producer with 10 years of experience. She is co-founder of CoEdit Collection, an online gallery and content platform for photography. Recent photo editing experience includes Photo District News (PDN), Fortune, AARP, and LinkedIn. She is actively involved in the photography community producing events like CoEdit Conversations and 20x20 LIVE, reviewing portfolios, participating on panel discussions and judging photo contests.

Alicia Hansen


Adam Chinitz


Sari Goodfriend



Kevin Goggin


Tiffany Hagler-Geard



Jim Dietz




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