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.

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 ...

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi. Book cover.

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour

Spanish Bay – A Book Tour – An excerpt from Hans Hirschi’s new novel I have to start by saying that I haven’t been part of too many book tours, virtual or otherwise, so I look forward to the experience. I met author Hans Hirschi by chance, when I got the opportunity to read, and ...

Graffiti Art: Demolition Exhibition

Demolition Exhibition: Graffiti art in Jersey City, June 27 – July 4 #GVM004 Jersey City Pep Boys store, on Marin Blvd is no more. Auto parts gone. The building emptied. Evacuated. Turned, quite shortly afterwards, into a mesmerizing work of art. I’m not the best person to have a word to say about graffiti work, ...

cooking breadfruit

Breadfruit: History, Pictures, and Recipes

Photographing the breadfruit tree and a few breadfruit recipes

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Alina Oswald. I am a  writer, photographer, author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of an award-winning, legally blind photographer, and also Arts Editor of Art & Understanding Magazine and member of Professional Women Photographers and Infinity Photographic Society in New York City. I provide writing/editing, and online ...