Engage. Inspire. Empower. NYC Salt creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to college for underserved New York City youth, by engaging them in a rigorous blend of professional photography instruction, one-on-one mentoring, college-preparatory workshops, and career exposure.

At Salt

The Residency Class and many of our mentors visited the New York Times Magazine this week. We were regaled with stories by Kathy Ryan, Jessica Dimson and Amy Kellner on how they created the videos and Augmented Reality piece for this years Great Performers issue. We also learned how the magazine works and had a tour of the newsroom. Thank you Kathy, Jessica, Amy and Pia Peterson for giving us so much of your time!

105 Photography Awards!

We are so proud of our Scholastic Art Winners! Twenty-two SALT students won 25 Gold Key Awards, 34 Silver Key Awards and 47 Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key winners have their images on display at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education through May 27, 2019.

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Join us on June 13th for our annual Gallery Show

NYC Salt's Annual Photography Show will feature a specially curated exhibit of student photo essays and stories around the theme "Dimensions." We hope you will join us to view original artwork by our emerging photographers, enjoy a private gallery reception featuring a fabulous menu, and expand your art collection with affordable prints created by our students.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a special VIP reception, followed by our show opening at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds from the evening will support NYC Salt's arts education and college-preparatory programming. Buy a ticket here.

Print sales

This is a great opportunity to own some amazing images made by some of
our incredible SALT students. All profits from print sales on this site go towards sponsoring cameras, field trips, and college expenses for our students.