Alicia Hansen's photographs tell stories that humanize the world. Her work captures the composition of human dignity in images that are reflective, joyful, authentic, heroic, and beautiful. Her range is broad, encompassing high-end commercial work, magazine spreads, portraits and fine art.
Clients of her Manhattan studio, which she opened in 2006, include Fortune Magazine, Golf Digest, Health Magazine, Paste Magazine, Wyndham Garden Hotel, Herald Bank, Bloomberg News, “The Apprentice”, “My Celebrity Home”, “Orange County Choppers,” ESAB, Crowley Webb, Microsoft, IBM, Tishman Corporation, Amway Corporation, LPL Financial Services, GCI Communications, Catherine Malandrino, Christine A. Moore Millinery, Hope for New York, and the Municipal Arts Society. Her work was published in the America 24/7 and M.I.L.K. book projects, and she is sponsored Lexar Media.
Prior to opening her studio, Alicia spent two years working with prominent photographer Joe McNally on projects that included the first digital photography for National Geographic, a cover story which proved to be the magazine's best-selling title in history, and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. She also contributed to “The Faces of Ground Zero,” featured in Life Magazine, and assisted on projects for Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, People, Businessweek, Bride's Magazine, ESPN, IZOD, Van Heusen, Geoffrey Beene, and Dillard's. Before earning a full scholarship to graduate school, she worked as a photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for two years. She began her career as a photojournalist while still an undergraduate, with internships at The Athens Banner Herald, The Springfield State Journal Register, The Roanoke Times, and London's The Guardian.
In 2005, she founded NYC SALT, a non-profit which provides urban youth with training from professional photographers and exposure to the photography industry and higher education. Program participants take field trips to media outlets like Bloomberg News and Sports Illustrated, make college visits, and attend summer photography camps. Their remarkable work has been well-received when shown in several New York City galleries.
Alicia earned her undergraduate degree in photojournalism from the University of Georgia, and did her graduate work at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication, where she interned at The Seattle Times and Fortune Magazine. She participated in the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshop in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004.