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Welcome to my website! I am a writer and photographer documenting the AIDS pandemic and the LGBTQ+ community. I am Arts Editor at A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine and a contributing writer/photographer to Out IN Jersey Magazine. My work has also appeared in Go NYC Magazine, Jersey Journal, Next Door Magazine, Journal of Cultural Geography, GCN, NY Blade, Jersey City Independent, and other publications.

self-portrait in black and white

In addition, my photography and photography-related writing have been featured in Precise Moment photo magazine and most recently in the ARTSnFOOD magazine.

I’m also an NYIP photography instructor. Find out what my NYIP students say about me (thank you very much!)

Quite often, I’m invited to participate on panel discussions, to talk about photography, HIV and AIDS, and women empowerment, among others. For several years now I’ve been a regular guest on celebrity host Ron B‘s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, produced and directed by Gloria Messer.

On World AIDS Day 2018 I was also on a panel discussion while attending the opening of Kurt Weston‘s photography show Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. The award-winning photographer invited me and others to talk about HIV, AIDS, PrEP and U = U, and also, HIV-inspired artwork.

With Terry Roberts and award-winning photographer Kurt Weston attending the opening night of Weston's show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, at OCCCA.
With Terry Roberts and award-winning photographer Kurt Weston attending the opening night of Weston’s show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, at OCCCA. World AIDS Day 2018.

My photo work, related to HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+ and also nature/the environment, has been included in NYC-area art shows and galleries, such as Visual AIDS, Leslie-Lohman Museum, SoHo Photo Gallery, LITM, La Vie Galerie, and others.

B&W nature photography by Alina Oswald on canvas at La Vie Galerie.
My b&w nature photography on canvas displayed at La Vie Galerie.

A former board member of Professional Women Photographers, I’m also a member of Infinity Photographic Society and the Undetectable flash collective, in New York City.

WORLD PRIDE 2019 read: Pioneer WorksAvram Finkelstein cover story published this June 2019 in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Links to more work samples are posted below:

Books

Stock Photography

HIV Warriors prevention campaign; read more about HIV Warriors prevention campaign in A&U Magazine–America’s Magazine

Photo Books

Other Images

Or follow me on Instagram or my blog at www.alinaoswald.com/blog

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you!

Alina Oswald

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  1. Stunning B & W photography.

    (I saw your comment on Don Urban’s site).

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    1. Thank you! I love b&w :-). Appreciate your note.

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

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