All posts by Alina Oswald

Alina Oswald is a writer and photographer documenting the AIDS pandemic and the LGBTQ+ community. She's often invited to talk about HIV and AIDS, photography, women in photography and the arts, and women empowerment. Her photography work has been featured in NYC shows and galleries, including Fresh Fruit Festival at Leslie-Lohman Museum, Postcards from the Edge at Visual AIDS, photo art shows at Soho Photo Gallery and La Vie Galerie. She is Arts Editor at A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, NYIP photography instructor, and the author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer and AIDS activist, Kurt Weston. Contact her online at alinaoswald.com.

Times Square in b&w. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing in Times Square on Coming Out Day

Photographing portraits in Times Square.

LGBTQ+ History Month: Photographing Activists

Photographing activists. Stories of activism told in words and images.

Getting Ready for PhotoPlus Expo

Getting ready, planning and preparing for PhotoPlus Expo.

Jersey City and Manhattan skylines as seen from NY Harbor. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Work-Life Balance

Visiting NY beaches, considering the meaning of work/life balance through a creative prism, taking a moment to "think different" while away from the everyday noise.

eyes and eyeglasses. photo by Alina Oswald.

On Photographing People who Wear Eyeglasses

How to photograph people who're wearing glasses.

Photographing the 9/11 lights he night of September 11, 2013 and the moon, on a hazy night.

Tribute in Light…in Images

"Tribute in Light" Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights and other related events and memorials, on September 11 and year 'round.

Handling photo and lighting gear. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Gear: Wheeled Carrying Bag for Photo Studio Gear

first impressions: Godox CB-01 wheeled carrying bag for light stands