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.

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No Boundaries: On the Set of Ron B’s Show

On the set of Ron B’s show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, at MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network)   “Just call me Ron B,” the out trans actor, activist and Tina Turner impersonator once told me, back in 2008, when I first interviewed her after meeting her at a World AIDS Day 2007 event. Who’s ...

Fog over Mississippi, NOLA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016 Because it’s Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, here are a few images from New Orleans, aka Crescent City, one of my favorite cities after NYC, of course. There’s nothing like fog on the Mississippi River, vampire and ghosts tours with no other than the fantastic Lord Chaz, or a stroll around the farmers ...

Hope. Bauhaus Rendering of the rainbow flag, including black and white. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Making Art from the Heart

Making Art from the Heart: A glimpse into the work of award-winning flimmaker and LGBT activist Wolfgang Busch Making Art from the Heart: From Germany to America, from How Do I Look to A Flow Affair, receiving the MLK Humanitarian Award, and beyond, Award-Winning, Artist-Activist and Filmmaker, Wolfgang Busch, continues to make art from the ...

On Product Photography

A Few Tips on Product Photography Product photography might just be the unsung hero of photography. It doesn’t come with the glamour of fashion photography or with the glory of a war or photojournalism assignment. It doesn’t quite appear in National Geographic or Sports Illustrator. And yet, product photography has its charm, and also purpose. ...

We’re All God’s People: An Interview with Bishop George Lucey of St. Francis of Assisi

We Are All God’s People Bishop George Lucey talks marriage equality, God, and ANCC, a new kind of Catholic Church Just a short note, first. I’d like to thank my wonderful friends, Susanna and Annette, for putting me in touch with Bishop George and Father Geety. I have a confession to make: I’m not Catholic, ...

Hawaii Clouds. Photo by Alina Oswald.

A Short Story for the Holidays

In My Shoes: A Short Story for the Holidays Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday jump starts yet another holiday season. Yes, the holidays–warm and friendly, and stressful, and sometimes not that joyful, not for many people. I don’t often write fiction anymore, but I’d like to share with you a very short story I wrote many, ...

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Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour So here I am, sharing another post as part of the Spanish Bay book tour. I’d like to start with how I actually got to read Hans Hirschi’s novels. As I might have mentioned in a previous post, it all started with The Fallen Angels of ...