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.

Haze. Sunrise over Manhattan. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

A Visual Interpretation of Summer

Summer: A Visual Interpretation Have I mentioned that I love summer? I do! I love the sizzling summer days. Long, sometimes lonely, and lazy, they always seem to begin and end with glorious golden hour light. Yet, summertime has been a busy time of the year for me, thankfully. This particular summer, though, this year ...

Lonely pier on Atlantic City beach. B&W photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

How I Got That Shot: Beach Photo Shoots

How I got that shot: photographing on the beach

4th of July Fireworks 2019

Summer Highlights

My Summer (so far) Summer is my favorite season, but this summer season has been different, for many reasons. For now let’s look at the brighter side: photographed Brooklyn Pride, the only twilight Pride in the city Attended the launch party of What Is 21st Century Liberation broasheet, event hosted by Visual AIDS Artist, activist ...

Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

A Brief (#tbt) Interview with Photographer Kurt Weston

A brief #tbt q&a with award-winning, legally blind photographer, and HIV and LGBTQ+ activist Kurt Weston.

Heartshape fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Rainbow Over Manhattan.

Stonewall 50 – Photographing Pride

Celebrating 50 years of Pride, Stonewall 50.

Balloons at NYC Pride March 2013. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Pride Month in Images

Things to do and photograph this Pride Month It’s June 2019, and that means it’s Pride Month, not only that but this year we celebrate 50 years of Pride. So, Happy Pride! Since this is, still, a photography blog, here are a couple of questions: How do you photograph Pride? What you photograph for Pride? ...