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SARA LICHTENFELD

Washington, D.C. | 202.841.3387 | www.saralichtenfeld.com | sara.lichtenfeld@hotmail.com

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Passion and expertise in creating compelling imagery and multi-media experiences for quality visual storytelling. Experience developing visual strategies meeting business goals and effective communication. Specializations include: online and print visual content development | image licensing | image composition and research

Visit www.saralichtenfeld.com for experience and talent visuals.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AMERICA ONLINE | Dulles, Virginia
2003 – 2010

AOL LATINO SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR                                                    
2008 – 2010

  • Created and managed photographic coverage of live events, editorial assignments, and breaking news for original Latino-specific online content reaching a 1.7 million unique visitor audience
  • Negotiated photographic licensing; edited Royalty Free imagery; trained Mexico and India photo teams
  • Lead Photo Department Design Guide; incorporated imagery into SEO best practices; evaluated and reported gallery and multi-media performance and statistics for departmental reports
  • Maintained photographic metadata; created method to publish audio in galleries; edited imagery and audio for multi-media online experiences

AOL LATINO PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR                                                                 
|2003
– 2008

  • Member of first Emmy award team for non-traditional viewing platforms for April 2006 “Live 8” online coverage; edited and coordinated staff photography for online interactive experience of global concerts
  • Edited imagery for News and Money & Finance channels; licensed photographs; maintained photographic metadata; developed photographic style with web design and user interface

AGENCE FRANCE – PRESSE | Washington, D.C.
1999 – 2003

PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
2002 – 2003

  • Coordinated White House and Latin American photographers for editorial assignments; edited News photographs for international publications; translated Spanish captions

PHOTO EDITOR INTERN
2002

  • Edited and organized photographs, coordinated photographers, and translated captions

ARCHIVES PHOTO INTERN
1999 – 2002

  • Archived and organized News photographs, assigned metadata, and edited captions

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | Washington, D.C. 
TEACHING ASSISTANT                                                                                         
2000 – 2002

  • Taught students in beginning and advanced photography courses and maintained laboratory

PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERNSHIP | Prague, Czech Republic
2001

  • Interned for Karel Cudlín, photojournalist; developed film, printed, and coordinated studio shoots

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

AMERICAN VISIONS MEDIA FESTIVAL
JUDGE                                                                    
2003

  • Critiqued photography entries, curated exhibit of winners

FIRST PLACE -PORTFOLIO
2001

  • Created a portfolio of Polaroid transfer post cards depicting a dialogue between mother and daughter

THE EAGLE, American University’s Weekly Newspaper | Washington, D.C.
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER AND SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR                           
1998 – 2002

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

WHITE HOUSE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION (WHPPA)                        
2004 – present

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS (NAHJ)                               
2005 – present

NATIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION (NPPA)                                  
2003 – present

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY YOUNG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – BOARD MEMBER             2005 – present

NORTHERN SHORT COURSE
2007 | 2009

EDUCATION

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | Washington, D.C.

1998 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Visual Media) | Minor in Spanish | GPA: 3.40/4.0

 

SKILLS

LANGUAGE: Proficient in Spanish | COMPUTERS: Photoshop | Audacity Audio Editing | Soundslides | FTP