NYC Salt is a nonprofit photography program in New York City. Our mission is to engage, inspire, and empower youth from underserved, predominantly immigrant communities in New York City to reach their full potential and develop a sense of agency, belonging, and integrated identity through the lens of a camera. We achieve this through multi-year, rigorous, sequential photography and video instruction taught by artists and industry professionals combined with individualized mentoring, college preparation and guidance, career exploration, employment opportunities and vocational training.
We are honored to be amongst the galleries in this exhibit to give exposure to our emerging artists from New York City.
We are showing the work of two of our young photographers, Malike Sidibe and Daniel Martinez.
Malike Sidibe is a 25-year-old African artist (originally from the Ivory Coast). Besides producing beautiful work that is influenced by his African heritage, Sidibe has gained global recognition for his emotive and poignant images documenting the Black Lives Matter Movement. His clients includes Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, MET Museum, Nike, Instagram, Footlocker, Nikon USA, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Stern Magazine, The Atlantic, Esquire Magazine, Town and Country Magazine, and many others.
Daniel Martinez is Bronx born and bred. He is a 29-year old artist, inspired by his upbringing & Puerto Rican culture, he strives to create meaningful projects that document his thoughts, relationships & life experiences. Between photographing weddings, documenting his neighborhood and his immersion in the arts, his style continues to develop with a genuine love of content creation and self expression. Daniel is not only a photographer, but a painter, filmmaker and illustrator.