2018 – Highlights

Looking Back at My 2018

As the year draws to an end, I’d like to share with you a few of what I consider my highlights of this year.

Interviewing and photographing the amazing artist, author and activist Avram Finkelstein for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine.

Photographing the blood supermoon lunar eclipse:

Reconnecting with the Orange Warrior, Brandon Lee of the Alliance for Positive Change, and interviewing and photographing him for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Interviewing and photographing actor, activist and the host of No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, Ron B, for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

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Ron B at a 2018 pre-Halloween and bday No Boundaries show, poses with the June print issue of A&U Magazine—America’s Magazine opened to a feature story about the activist and actor.

Going to NYC Pride 2018 with people I look up to, and also taking a few snapshots

Interviewing and photographing Joel Grey for A&U Magazine, and attending the premier of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, in New York City #YiddishFiddler

Attending the premier of the movie After Louie, in New York City. Larry Kramer was in the audience.

Covering the LGBTQ+ Community and Today’s Political Landscape Symposium for Harlem Yes in Harlem, NY

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Having my artwork part of the grand opening show of La Vie Galerie

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Being a frequent panelist on Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal

Getting together with friends and loved ones, and cheering friends as they cross the finish line at Braking AIDS Housing Works event:

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Going to see the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and getting to write about it, too, in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine.

Covering the Workmen’s Circle winter benefit honoring Tony Kushner

The Workmen’s Circle winter benefit honors playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) with the Activism and Jewish Culture Award.

Attending The AIDS Activist Project book event at Housing Works bookstore. Interviewing Bill Bytsura, the photographer and author, having my own copy of the book signed by the author, and also having the opportunity to cover the book and the event. What an honor and a humbling experience.

Being invited to be part of a panel discussion, to talk about the arts, HIV and AIDS at the opening of Kurt Weston‘s show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective

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Capturing a full (and double) rainbow.

Watching a full (and double) rainbow arch over the sky. Photo/Video by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Remembering friends and loved ones, cherishing every moment with those who’re still here, at least for now….

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Hope your year was a nice one.

Christmas Deco 2018. Candles. Sigma 105mm Test Shoot. Photos by Alina Oswald.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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