Category: activism

Rainbow Flag at Night

Photographing Pride Month

On covering Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community People often ask me why I'm so interested in covering LGBTQ+ related stories? Why do I cover HIV and AIDS stories? Storefront decorated for JC Pride Fest 2018. Photo by Alina Oswald. While covering HIV and AIDS, I've met many wonderful individuals, members of the LGBTQ+ community. ...

Hang Loose (like a mongoose). Hawaii handshake and touch-free handshake. Hand self-portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald.

Hand Portraits – Revisited

On the Renewed Significance and Symbolism of Photographing Hands--Hand Portraits and Gestures--in a Time of Covid-19 Months ago I started working on a new hand portrait series. At the time, I had more of an activism purpose in mind for this particular body of work. But then Covid-19 happened and it slightly started to reshape ...

Hand - Self-Portraits in Black-and-White. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Hand Portraits in Black & White

Hand (Self-)Portraits: On the Visual Language of Hand Gesture Captured in Black and White

Ron B performing at the No Boundaries Up Close and Personal show, taped in studio at Manhattan Neighborhood Network in NYC. Photographed by Alina Oswald for A&U Magazine.

Ron B: Portraits Through Time

Photographing celebrity host, actor and activist Ron B through the years I met Ron B in 2007. She was performing at a World AIDS Day event I was covering. The first thing that stood out to me, upon seeing her on stage, and then off stage, when she came to introduce herself to me, was ...

Until There’s A Cure Bracelet photographed exclusively for A&U Magazine—America’s AIDS Magazine

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2019 World AIDS Day falls on December 1, an important day for me, personally, for a couple of other reasons. And for those reasons, this year's WAD was in particular a tough day for me. But, as they say, "the show must go on." Therefore, I spent WAD 2019 lighting candles, remembering ...

Identity in b&w. WAD2007. Photo by Alina Oswald.

How I Got That Shot: Identity

Identity. WAD 2007. And Also how I met celebrity host, actor and advocate, Ron B.

LGBTQ+ History Month: Photographing Activists

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