New York City photographer living in Granada, Spain and available for assignments worldwide.
Adam started making photography as art when he was in high school. He had a very encouraging photography teacher, creative assignments, and a well-equipped black & white darkroom. He gained experience working as a stringer for the local paper and with his town’s historical society on exhibitions for the heritage museum.
After two years at the University of Florida, where he gained a foundation in conceptual art and psychology, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City to study photography. The school’s faculty of professional artists along with his fellow students inspired, challenged and supported his artistic endeavors. While a senior at SVA, he mentored photography students at Washington Irving High School. In 2006 he graduated with honors from SVA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
He spent each summer from 2005 through 2008 working as a lifeguard, waterfront director, and photography instructor with the Fresh Air Fund at Camp Mariah (the Career Awareness Program) and Camp Hidden Valley (servicing children with special needs)
During the fall of 2007, he lived in a small village in the Mukono District of Uganda in East Africa. He taught math and English at a secondary school and collaborated closely with VOLSET Foundation, a Ugandan-run, grassroots NGO which works to alleviate the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS in their community. He also worked with his friends on projects that provided malaria-preventing mosquito nets to remote villages.
In 2008, inspired by his experiences with the Fresh Air Fund, at Washington Irving, and in Uganda, he applied and was accepted into Cohort 16 of the NYC Teaching Fellows, whose mission is to recruit and prepare high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in New York City public schools.
He taught Special Education and photography courses at the Henry Street School for International Studies on the lower east side of Manhattan. He also served as an international delegate in Bahrain on The Education Project, an annual conference that showcases seedling models of innovation and success in education, and encourages commitments from both private and public sectors to adapt those models in their schools.
He is a program leader for the International Leadership Program (in connection with Global LAB), which prepares NYC public high school students for college and teaches them 21st Century leadership skills through workshops in New York and a cultural immersion experience in North India.
Adam lives in Granada, Spain where he teaches at Granada College. Some of his prints are available for purchase here (half of the proceeds are donated to VOLSET in Uganda). He is currently searching for representation.