Epson Helps NYC SALT Non-Profit Engage, Inspire and Empower Photography Students
In June 2013, Epson joined efforts with New York City non-profit organization NYC SALT to provide photo printing solutions for the student gallery held in the city's Bathhouse Studios. NYC SALT engages, inspires and empowers New York City teenagers by providing professional visual communication skills - exposing students to the highest levels of the creative industry and equipping them to think creatively and solve problems with a positive voice.
"Epson's wide-format photo printers provide these students with professional printing equipment, allowing them to get hands on experience creating gallery prints of their own," said Alicia Hansen, founder, NYC SALT. "We are so grateful to Epson for supporting our students and helping influence the experience and education of future photographers."
NYC SALT is a photography and college readiness program that provides New York inner-city teenagers with training in cutting-edge digital technology, taught by working professionals at the top of the photographic industry. Students meet each week for structured classes and photo shoots, and each student leaves the program with a portfolio of professional-quality photographs and the skills necessary to begin a career in photography.
NYC SALT students are currently using Epson photo papers along with Epson Stylus Photo R2000 and R3000 13-inch printers and the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17-inch printer in creative workshops and classes, as well as for the creation of prints for the upcoming gallery. Epson wide-format photo printers offer advanced features and technology with pigment- based inks to deliver high quality, archival black-and-white and color photos.
"NYC SALT offers kids who might not otherwise have the means to pursue a career in photography the extraordinary opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences in the studio," said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "We are proud to support such an outstanding program that has a lasting impact and helps the majority of its students become the first generation in their families to go to college."
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