Photographing the award-winning Art from the Heart owner, filmmaker, and LGBTQ+ activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List award ceremony in Long Island, NY
When award-winning activist and filmmaker Wolfgang Busch asked if I wanted to photograph him at this year’s A-List Award ceremony in Long Island, NY, I wholeheartedly said “Yes!” I’ve always enjoyed interviewing and photographing him, and also learned from him over the years. So, yes, I couldn’t wait to get together again. Plus, the award ceremony took place on November 4, Obama’s Election Day, so I took that as a very good sign.
The first time I interviewed Busch was in 2006, I believe. He talked to me about his award-winning documentary, How Do I Look. Over the years, he’s also shared stories about the ballroom community, the art of flagging (A Flow Affair) as well as LGBTQ+ and HIV and AIDS activism. A few years ago, Busch was so kind to ask me to work beside him, as a photographer, as he was filming his Rockumentary project (a documentary about rock music history) project.
Alina Oswald is a writer and photographer published nationally and internationally, covering LGBTQIA, HIV and AIDS, and COVID-19-related stories. She is the Managing Editor of A&U--Art & Understanding Magazine and the Arts Editor of Out IN Jersey Magazine. As a photographer, Alina Oswald works with small businesses and business professionals, covering portraits, events, and promotional photography. As a teaching photographer, she teaches and mentors teen and adult students. For more details, contact her at alinaoswald.com.
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