Sandra is originally from Albuquerque, NM and was raised in Cheyenne, WY. After receiving a B.A. in English from Syracuse University, Sandra spent four years working at NBC – first as a Page and then working on various news programs. From there, she became the program coordinator for the Black Filmmaker Foundation. During her time there, she held a deep commitment to helping people of color enter the film industry at various levels.
Sandra then returned to the news industry, by taking on a position at The Associated Press, where she spent eight years moving up from photo assistant to overseeing photo news coverage for Latin America and the Caribbean. She also took time to work on an advanced degree in multimedia from L’Universite Toulouse in France. Sandra was a contributing writer in the book “Unseen: Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives.” Most recently, she was the picture editor and co-curator on the book “This Is 18.” Currently, Sandra is the Associate Director of Photography at CNN.
Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America
Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
In early June, The New York Times asked more than two dozen Black photographers to create self-portraits, whatever that phrase meant to them. This collection of those photos presents an intimate perspective from artists who are motivated by their own reality.
Annenberg Space for Photography
#ThisIs18 aims to capture what life is like for 18-year-old girls across oceans and cultures. The project was shot entirely by other young women, ages 17 to 22.
Don Hogan Charles
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, in 1964. In his more than four devades at The Times, Don photographed politicians, celebrities, fashion, food and everyday life in New York City. But he may be best remembered for the work that earne him early acclaim: his photographs of key moments and figures of the civil rights era.
The Art Of Pitches & Proposals (ENCORE RECORDING)
Join us in a crash course for tips that cover everything from job searching, responding to proposal requests, crafting the perfect caption and grant submissions, as well as best practices for photo-editing.
Join us for a discussion of #ThisIs18 an exhibition featuring photographs of girls aged 18 around the world.