The 2019 Residency Class at Storm King
Alicia Hansen


NYC SALT Staff 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 & Residency 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. Scott Thode: Residency Program Director Scott Thode is an independent curator, editor and photographer. He has co-curated numerous exhibitions with Kathy Ryan, including at Look3 Festival of the Photograph, The School of Visual Arts and The Cortona On the Move Photo Festival; and independently, at the Photofest Queretaro in Mexico. As a visual editor, Scott has worked for E.O. Wilson’s Life On Earth and VII The Magazine. For years, he was the Deputy Picture Editor at Fortune Magazine. As a photographer, Scott was the recipient of numerous photography awards and his work has been exhibited at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, The Bienalle Internazionale di Fotografia in Turin, Italy and The Colonnade Gallery in Washington, D.C. and other group shows. Devin Osorio: Studio Manager and Program Coordinator Devin Osorio grew up as a first generation American in Washington Heights NYC, an area in Manhattan with a strong Dominican presence, cultural clashes and social irregularities. These are where he finds his influences and inspirations. With the help of the photography non-profit NYCSALT and his internship with the fashion powerhouse Diane von Furstenberg, Osorio was taught to gather and cultivate narratives and understand the metaphors connected to objects in order to propel his artistic concepts. Through the guidance of these incredible people, Osorio was led to the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received a BFA in Fibers in 2015. Since then has worked both freelance and full-time for numerous apparel brands and has exhibited in a few shows such as the month long showcasing with caribBEING House hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. Sherri Maxman: College Guidance Counselor Sherri Maxman is NYCSALT’s college advisor. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she is a Professional Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), a member of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors), and a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Her background includes years in the fields of publishing and public relations, a stint as a pastry chef, and, most recently, years of working with parents and high school students on the intricacies of the college application process. She continues to receive training and education in the field of college admissions. And she is constantly on the move visiting colleges, going on campus tours, and dining in college cafeterias to see what each college is really like! Jenny Paul- College Test Preparation Jenifer Powell - Institutional Giving Tony Zisa - Accounting Teaching Arists Tiffany Hagler-Geard: Photographer New York based photojournalist and photo editor,Tiffany Hagler-Geard, has been active in the photography industry since 1995. Her keen interests are photojournalism, environmental portraiture and animals. She is currently a freelance photographer, photo editor at, NY editor for Wunderdog Magazine, teacher at NYCSALT and photographer for Humane Society of NY. She is also currently a mentor to active photojournalists in the field. While working at ABCNews, Tiffany and her team were awarded the Peabody award for outstanding news outlet’s coverage of Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Her images have been published on myriad websites and printed publications including ABC News, The New York Post, Life Magazine, NY Daily News, WebMD magazine,, Stylecaster, dnainfo and Tiffany currently resides in Hastings on Hudson with her adorable husband, 2 crazy cats and handsome son Charlie. Emily Schiffer: Photographer Emily Schiffer is a photographer and mixed media artist interested in the intersection between art, community engagement, and social change. Awards include: an Audience Engagement Grant from the Open Society Foundation, an Emergency Fund Grant from the Magnum Foundation, the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture, the Inge Morath Award, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Photography, among others. Emily has exhibited her photographs internationally at institutions including the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany; Landsgalerie Linz: The Upper Austrian Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Austria; Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain; and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila. Alexis Lambrou: Photographer Alexis is teaching artist working with New York City teenagers. She has taught visual literacy, digital photography, and alternative processes at The New York Public Library, the International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, New York City's Parks and Rec Centers, Photoville, and the Cheyenne River Reservation. She has received generous support for her teaching through Brooklyn Arts Council, NYC SALT, Aperture Foundation, Magnum Foundation, and the Sioux YMCA. Alexis also manages Magnum Foundation's Photography and Social Justice Fellowship. She is currently pursuing her MA in Art, Education, and Community Practice at New York University.
 Benjamin Norman: Photographer Ben is a freelance photojournalist based in New York, frequently working for The New York Times and other local publications. He has been a SALT mentor for the past 7 years. His favorite food is an italian hero, he holds the NJ State Cub Scouts record for bullseyes in a row with a bow and arrow, and has an seemingly god-given talent to use every single utensil in his kitchen to cook the simplest meals, like toast. But he can cook one hell of a chicken. Lauren Welles Lauren is a freelance photographer and former corporate attorney who left a 16-year career, to follow her passion for photography. The same skills that proved invaluable to her as an attorney — the ability to problem solve and to see something from multiple perspectives —have been indispensable to her career as a photographer. Her photography has received several awards and has been exhibited at various venues around the world, including: "The Fence" at Photoville, the Museum of the City of New York, Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, the Center For Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, Colorado; HistoryMiami Museum, Miami; and Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco. Jackie Malloy Jackie Molloy is an award winning, internationally published visual journalist, in NYC. She enjoys exploring modern families overcoming adversities all over the spectrum, with topics ranging from transgender rights, fertility issues, foster care, and disability. Her photographs explore how these differences can mold and shape the dynamic of each family she meets. Her clients include AARP, Bloomberg, ESPN's The Undefeated, Duży Format, Metro UK, Narratively, Newsday, Northwell Health, Smithsonian Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Pew Research Center’s Trust Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Angelique Ambrose A modern Photoshop magician, Angelique Ambrosio uses her retouching expertise to transform images that are seen in anything from globally read magazines to fashion and fragrance campaigns. Kara Milstein Kara Milstein is an associate photo editor at TIME, where she oversees domestic and human interest stories for print, digital and social platforms. Previously, Kara held event, editorial and communications positions at Aperture Foundation, the World Photography Organisation, and the Barnes Foundation. She graduated from Temple University in 2016, earning a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in art history. Sari Goodfriend: Photographer Since 2007, Sari has been a volunteer teacher and mentor at NYC SALT. Sari is a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture for corporations, magazines, and private clients. She is also known for her personal work which are all portrait series’ of women who have a common trait, such as un-dyed hair, (her longterm project called Silverheads), or are tough female athletes (Rugby Girls). She has also been known to photograph trees with as much enthusiasm as she photographs people. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in NYC and CT and published in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and LIFE. She relishes the role she plays in helping New York teens express themselves artistically and develop confidence. Shravya Kag Shravya Kag (Shravya Kagolanu) is a documentary photographer and Video Producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Kag's body of work is an exploration of home, identity and personal space. She believes in stories that evoke curiosity and initiate dialogue and thrives on long-term photo essays. She is currently working on a short documentary profiling a drag queen in New Jersey and is open for collaboration and assignments. Annick Shen "Annick Shen is the Deputy Director for Adobe’s new Editorial Content Team. Previously, she was a Senior Producer for Blink Media, a New York production house. Annick also worked on two exhibits focusing on the refugee crisis. In 2017, she worked on Mauricio Lima’s Syrian refugee exhibit, Farida, Um Conto Sírio, with Elisabeth Biondi, the head curator, that opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2015, she worked closely with Patricia Lanza and Elisabeth Biondi, the two curators, on the Annenberg Space for Photography Refugee exhibit, that was done in collaboration with the UNHRC. Prior to this, Annick was the Senior Communications Coordinator for Photography and worked with Documentary Photography Project for the Open Society Foundations." Erin Williams Erin Williams was born abroad in Stuttgart, Germany and spent her time moving around the United States. She developed an aptitude for art at an early age until she found her place in photography and making short films. After attending the University of Pittsburgh, she later transferred to Rochester Institute of Photography for specialized training in Photography. Erin Williams is a freelance photographer working in the New York City area. She shoots commercial Still Life, Fashion as well as her own fine art. Martin Adolfsson Martin Adolfsson shoots environmental portraits of people doing their thing. His personal projects focus on social behavior in any shape or form. Don Crossland Having originally trained as a graphic designer, I worked for over 14 years as designer and Art Director for agencies, in-house corporate marketing departments and several influential design-centric publications in Phoenix, Los Angeles and New York. In 2004, I started shooting editorial fashion and architecture for several regional and national magazines. After 5 years, photography took a back seat as many marketing consulting opportunities surfaced. After a two-year hiatus from photography, I was itching to get back behind the camera and decided to refocus my career. Again. This time specializing in food and food culture photography. This combined my two biggest passions, beautiful images and all things culinary. Elizabeth Griffin Elizabeth Griffin is a photo and creative director, photographer, and social media consultant. Her work has been published in or featured by a variety of outlets, including The New York Times, Instagram, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and NPR, and her diverse client list includes a range of public figures and non-profits, from fashion designer Carolina Herrera to The Dr. Oz Show to The Berkshire Botanical Gardens. She often volunteers her time as a photographer to work with causes near and dear to her heart, including portrait work for families living in domestic violence shelters (Help Portrait) and survivors of traumatic brain injury (Love Your Brain). She has served as a jury member for FotoVisura’s Photography Grant and as a nominator for Getty Images Instagram Grant. When she is not behind the camera, editing or strategizing around social media development, she can be found (with her dog) on her flower farm in Upstate New York. Lorenzo de Guia Originally from Southern California, Lorenzo de Guia is an American writer and film director currently based out of New York City. His work has garnered numerous awards and he has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Nike, NHL, BMW and more. With his management company, Zero Gravity (Ozark, Beasts of No Nation) and writing partner, Greg Cabrera, Lorenzo has been writing and developing a feature film set in present day New York. Kevin Goggin: Photographer, Retoucher I’m a photographer based in Astoria, Queens. After spending much of the 1990s pushing pixels as a retoucher working on most major car brands and doing beauty retouch, in the early ‘oughts I got an MFA in Photography and Associated Media at SVA in NYC. After graduating, I returned to making photographs full time, and love meeting new people and clients and collaborating with them to create the right photograph for their needs. When I'm not shooting, I teach (some of it in such far flung and exotic locations as India and Boston,) and I volunteer with a program called NYC Salt helping under served students from the NYC public schools find a voice using photography. Clinton Cargill https://www.vanityfair Clinton Cargill is director of photography at Vanity Fair Magazine. Prior to that he was Director of Photography at Bloomberg Businessweek, Markets and Pursuits. He joined Businessweek in 2014, the magazine's photography was recognized by American Photography, The Society of Publication Designers, Pictures of the Year International, Photo District News, Creative Review, the New York Press Club and the National Magazine Awards. In 2015, for the first time, the magazine was named a finalist for a national magazine award in feature photography. Before joining Businessweek, he was a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, where he worked from 2004 - 2014. He has taught courses on editorial photography at the International Center of Photography and serves on the board of directors at the Center of Photography at Woodstock and the Society of Publication Designers. NYC SALT MENTORS Amber Terranova Amber Terranova is an experienced NY-based photo director, educator and visual producer. She is currently working as a curator at Adobe, while also teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. Marilena Stavrakidis Marilena Stavrakidis is a Greek multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on sociopolitical issues. Stavrakidis has been awarded the Anthony M. Ruotolo Photojournalism award from the Imaging Alliance Foundation in 2016. She has also been exhibited at the E/AB Fair 2018, Memorial Union Gallery in 2016 and 2018, SVA Chelsea Gallery in 2015 and LOOK 3 Festival 2015. Her approach interweaves text, statistics, images and occasionally audio in order to inform and challenge the viewer. She currently lives and works in New York and also works as a mentor at NYC SALT. Chelsea Stahl Chelsea Stahl is a photo editor with NBC News. She has worked for the New York Times, the New York Daily News and Narratively. Chelsea loves breaking news and pizza more than most things Amanda Gorence Amanda Gorence is a Photo Editor at Refinery29 where she produces and concepts original photography for the digital media company that receives over 25 million unique visitors a month. Prior to that she was at Fitness Magazine and formerly the Managing Editor at Feature Shoot, a site showcasing the work of international emerging and established photographers. Amanda actively participates in the photo community and independent curatorial projects, mounting exhibits at Photoville since 2012, and most recently co-curating Refinery29's all female photographer exhibits at Photoville 2016 and 2017. Amy Kellner Amy Kellner has been an associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine since 2011. Previously, she was at Vice Media for 10 years, in several positions including the managing editor of Vice Magazine and a video producer for Olivia Locher Olivia Locher was born in 1990 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She has resided in Manhattan, NYC since 2009. Locher is known for her sarcastic approach to studio photography with a heavy focus on color and concept. Her first book, I Fought the Law published by Chronicle Books is avaliable now. David La Spina David La Spina is a photographer based in Brooklyn, where is is the director of Esto, a photo agency. He is also the co-founder of the imprint, ROMAN NVMERALS. Previously, he was a photo editor and contributor to The New York Times Magazine, a faculty member at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a visiting artist at The Cooper Union. Recently, he has had two solo exhibitions in New York based in performance, installation and film focusing on the history of American Baseball. He received a M.F.A., Yale University in 2009.

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