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.

Empty chairs on an empty stage. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Meaningful Conversations

On the importance of still having meaning conversations with creatives The other day I was streaming a B&H workshop called How to Have a 20/20 Vision in 2020: Propel Your Conversation into Successful Relationships. That's how I found out about Conversations New York, which is definitely something worth checking out, I think. Let's Talk About ...

NYC at Night. View from The Whitney Museum. iPhone photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Art and Photography

How visiting museums and art galleries can better our photography work First of all, I admit that, as a photographer, I should make more time time to go to museums and galleries more often, especially when I'm a lucky gal (I realize that) living pretty close to famous museums such as The Met, The Whitney, ...

2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

2020: New Year's Resolutions

2020 New Year's Resolutions Now that the holidays are over, the glitter swept away and quietly discarded, and the fireworks smoke dispersed in the night's air, we find ourselves "back to life, back to reality." 2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. The reality is that it's the year 2020. ...

Heartshape fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy 2020!

Christmas in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! "So this is Christmas/And what have you done." ...Indeed, the holidays are upon us. Tomorrow is Christmas Day. The New Year is just around the corner. 'Tis the time when we usually look back at the year that's coming to an end and wonder what, if anything, we have to ...

B&W nature photography by Alina Oswald on canvas at La Vie Galerie.

Gifts from/for Photographers

Gifts for the holidays, for and from photographers.

Resting on a Dead Leaf. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Nikon Z6 – Test Photo Shoot

Test photo shoot with the mirrorless Nikon Z6 and Ni24-70mm f/4.