Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy 2020!

2020 Vision: Caught in Between Two Years

Happy New Year!

“Time waits for nobody,” Freddy Mercury croons. And it’s so true, don’t you think?

This post finds some of you still in 2019, waiting for that final countdown, and many others already in 2020. So, Happy New Year to you all, and I hope that 2020 will bring better days to us all.

While my 2019 was a tough and rough year, it was also sprinkled, here and there, with solitary moments of hope, or perhaps there was the belief in having hope, still. And for that, for making those moments possible, I’d like to take a moment to thank a few people for all their support, this year in particular, as well as throughout the years–my family, friends, mentors, and in particular those who take a moment to read my blog and even leave a note once in a while. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! You inspire and keep me (and this blog) going. And I appreciate it beyond words!

On this last day of this year, I’d like to take a look back and share a few of my 2019 highlights:

Interviewing and photographing activist and artist Avram Finkelstein for the World Pride 2019 issue of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

June 6, 2019: Visual AIDS What Is 21st Century Liberation? installation opening party at New York Live Arts. Avram Finkelstein and Rodrigo Moreira designed the What Is 21st Century Liberation broadsheet for Visual AIDS in conjunction with the 50th annivesary of Stonewall Riots.
June 6, 2019: Visual AIDS What Is 21st Century Liberation? installation opening party at New York Live Arts. Avram Finkelstein and Rodrigo Moreira designed the What Is 21st Century Liberation broadsheet for Visual AIDS in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots.

Getting to share my thoughts on the meaning and symbolism of World AIDS Day in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine.

Photographing and being a panelist on Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, and working with the amazing actor and advocate, Ron B, on interesting projects. Ron B, you are indeed simply the best!

Actor and advocate Ron B and Mr Eagle NYC 2020. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Brooklyn Pride 2019

Ron B at Brooklyn Pride 2019
Actor and activist Ron B at Brooklyn Pride March 2019. The only twilight Pride in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Walking in two Pride Marches this year with my wonderful managing editor, and also walking in the main Pride March with Visual AIDS, distributing the What Is 21st Century Liberation broadsheet.

Marching in World (NYC) Pride 2019, distributing copies of What Is 21st Century Liberation broadsheet. Many thanks to Visual AIDS for photographing during the march and sharing the images.
Photographing World Pride March 2019 in NYC. #Stonewall50. iPhoneography. Photo by Alina Oswald.

What Is Undetectable flash collective turned five this year. I’m humbled, honored and proud to be a member of this collective, and to see it this year on the streets of Manhattan, by the New York City AIDS Memorial.

Visual Impact: On Art, AIDS, and Activism, a public art installation displaying eight symbolic AIDS activist artworks, including my favorites, Undetectable and in particular Silence = Death. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Visual Impact: On Art, AIDS, and Activism, a public art installation displaying eight symbolic AIDS activist artworks, including my favorites, Undetectable and in particular Silence = Death. Photo by Alina Oswald.
NYC AIDS Memorial. Shadows. Photo by Alina Oswald.
NYC AIDS Memorial. Shadows. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Commemorating 100 years of Bauhaus Photography – Bauhaus Centennial

Berlin Bauhaus Archiv Museum. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Berlin Bauhaus Archiv Museum. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Getting to work with wonderful, inspiring people. This year in particular, reconnecting with NYC actor Steve Hayes and photographing him for his new one-man show, Steve Hayes with a Hitch. Thank you for the opportunity to see the actor in action, performing at Pangea, in NYC. Amazing show!

Getting together with family and friends. A special thank you to those who cross oceans and travel on business to NYC, and also take the time to get together with me.

And so, on this last day of 2019, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Ein gute Rutsch! Frohes neues Jahr!

La Multi Ani!

Feliz Año Nuevo! Feliz Ano Novo! Felice Anno Nuovo!

Bonne Année!

And I’ll see you next year 🙂

Happy New Year!

A Happy 2020 to you all!

Alina Oswald

  1. Happy New Year Alina, Looking forward to seeing you next year. Miss you. xxo glo Gloria Messer Producer/Director Access for All glovideonyc@gmail.com 212.355.0814

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    1. Hi Gloria, Thank you for your note and wishes, and wish you, too, a wonderful and Happy New Year! Look forward to new projects and adventures in 2020! Hope to see you soon. xo

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