Category: HIV advocates

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.

Fog Silhouettes. Photo by Alina Oswald.

The Decisive Moment

How to Capture the Decisive Moment in Portrait Photography We've heard about Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment, right? But the question is, how do we capture that moment when photographing people? The key word is patience. As photographers, we need to have patience. Watch and wait and be ready to take (make) the shot. ...

On B&W Photography

Seeing in Black and White "Throughout the years, many photographers have embraced black-and-white to tell some of the most intense, intriguing, powerful and memorable stories," I wrote in an article about photographer's Bill Bytsura's new book, The AIDS Activist Project. "[...] Award-winning photographer and AIDS activist Kurt Weston [A&U, November, 2005] says black-and-white offers his ...

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 https://www.instagram.com/p/BzJQTa2nEXl/ Attended the launch party of What Is 21st Century Liberation broasheet, event hosted by Visual AIDS Artist, ...