©Alina Oswald

A self-portrait. ©Alina Oswald

Welcome to my website! I am a writer, photographer, educator, and also author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY telling the story of the AIDS pandemic through the inspiring story of Kurt Weston, an award-winning, legally blind photographer.

In addition, I am Arts Editor of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine and also I’ve written and photographed for Out IN Jersey Magazine, Precise Moment photo magazine and other publications.

I’ve been a guest on (and photographed) Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, produced and directed by Gloria Messer, several times, including:

Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal to talk about HIV, AIDS and A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal to talk about women empowerment and women artists

Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, celebrating her birthday

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

As a writer and photographer, I document the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities, and also write about photography and studio lighting. As a photographer, I cover portraits/headshots, editorials, weddings/engagements, and ad campaigns (mostly, but not always, related to LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS). Whenever possible, I capture the environment and Mother Nature at its worst and at its best, aerial photography, as well as visual stories about women rights, human rights in general, and animal rights.

My photography work has been featured in Manhattan and NYC area art shows and galleries, including Postcards from the Edge (Visual AIDS), Fresh Fruit Festival (Leslie-Lohman Museum), SoHo Photo Gallery, LITM, Jersey City Museum at Victory Hall, La Vie Galerie, and others.

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

Feel free to browse through my website and check out my Clients and Work Samples page . For more samples of my work, please check out my Alamy contributor portfolio.

Here are a few samples of my portrait and editorial photography work:

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Links to more work samples are posted below:


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

Thanks for stopping by! Please don’t hesitate to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you!

Alina Oswald















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