Welcome to my website! I am a writer and award-winning photographer published nationally and internationally, covering HIV and AIDS, and LGBTQ+ related stories, in particular as Arts Editor of
A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine and contributor to Out IN Jersey Magazine. A few examples:
Writer. Photographer. Educator.
author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS telling the story of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston member of the Undetectable Flash Collective featured in Visual AIDS, La Vie Galerie, Leslie-Lohman Museum, SoHo Photo Gallery shows frequent guest on celebrity host, Ron B, show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, and other panels to talk about HIV and AIDS, photography, art and artists, activism, authors and books, women empowerment and equal rights former board member, Professional Women Photographers (PWP) member of NYC’s Infinity Photographic Society award-winning photographer; educator [here’s what my NYIP students have to say]
Portrait and Editorial Photography Samples:
Mr. Eagle NYC 2020. ©Alina Oswald. Daniel Bauer. Escape Artist, motivational speaker, HIV activist. ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. Steve Hayes. Actor. ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine Carlos M. Perfoming Artist. ©Alina Oswald for promotion campaign Avram Finkelstein. Artist, activist, author. ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine June 2019 cover story. The Normal Heart actor Adam B. Shapiro ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine Gary Cowling. Advocate. ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. Article by A&U’s Managing Editor Chael Needle. U = U and HIV/AIDS Activist Bruce Richman photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. Daniel Bauer, magician, escape artist, motivational speaker, and HIV activist, photographed exclusively for A&U Magazin,e September 2015 issue. Dr. Bobby Muduli. Studio Portrait by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. Carmen Rusu. Symposia bookstore Manager. ©Alina Oswald.tography. November 2015. International LGBTQ and HIV activist Carlos Idibouo photographed for A&U Magazine. Photo by Alina Oswald. Brandon Lawrence-Martin Lee of The Alliance for Positive Change, photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. William Harrell NYC actor and activist photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine Photographing members of Resilient JC – RJC CEO Simon Pereira Shorey Performing/recording artist, LGBTQ ally and HIV advocate, Cody Bondra, photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Bruce Richman. U = U Campaign. Photo for A&U Magazine by by Alina Oswald. Men’s fashion. Photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. Cody Bondra. Recording & performing artist, LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS ally and advocate. ©Alina Oswald for A&U. Article by T.J. Banks. Daniel Szymczyk, Founder/CEO of The HIV League, photographed exclusively for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Author, singer/songwriter and activist Henry Goldring photographed for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald. Maria Davis photographed in studio exclusively for A&U Magazine. Maria Davis offering HIV prevention (a handfull of condoms). Celebrity host, activist and actor Ron B, photographed in studio by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Author Marianne Williamson. Photographed originally for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald. Rev. Stacey Latimer, photographer exclusively for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald. Rev. Yolanda photographed in NYC’s Washington Square Park, exclusively for A&U Magazine—America’s AIDS Magazine. Pastor William Francis at LIU in Brooklyn, NY, photographed for A&U Magazine. ©Alina Oswald HIV activist Ken Pinkela photographed for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald. Author and AIDS acdvocate Victoria Noe photographed for August 2019 A&U cover. Photo by Alina Oswald. Omar Garcia photographed exclusively for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Activist Jennifer Flynn Walker photographed for originally for A&U Magazine by Alina Oswald. Actor, photographer and advocate Rob Ordonez. ©Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. Actor and advocate William Harrell photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine LGBTQ/HIV advocate, Athelete Ally & Vietnam Relief Ambassador Amazin LeThi photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine. Nancy Duncan, longtime HIV survivor and advocate, photographed exclusively for A&U Magazine. Author Hans M. Hirschi photographed by Alina Oswald. Actor and advocate David Mixner photographed exclusively for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. AU’s Lester Strong at Leslie-Lohman summer benefit honoring Silence = Death Collective. Author, artist, activist, co-founder of Silence = Death, Avram Finkelstein photographed for A&U Magazine. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Interviewed about HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics in photography and writing for the
Making Meaning in a Pandemic course offered by Canisius College of Arts & Science.
Interviewed about photographing and also writing about the LGBTQ+ community by Jack Atkinson, Publisher and Founder of ARTSnFOOD Magazine. Check it out on his
podcast, ART in the Kitchen.
Covid-19 inspired artwork included in the
Pandemic Archive Project
Award-winning photography work featured in national and international shows
My b&w nature photography on canvas displayed at La Vie Galerie.
Here’s a link to some of my
For more of my photography work, feel free to take a look:
Fine Art America
More samples and links to photography samples are posted on my
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PORTFOLIO page for samples of my writing and photography work. For news and happenings, please visit my NEWS page. Also, feel free to follow my weekly photo blog.
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