NEWS

Interviews. Mentions. Appearances. Featured Work. Awards.

Interviewed about HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics in photography and writing for the upcoming Making Meaning in a Pandemic course offered by Canisius College of Arts & Science (2020)

COVID-19 inspired artwork included in the Pandemic Archive Project (2020)

Award-winning COVID-19 inspired photography work: Main Prize, K|Lens Corona Creative Contest (Germany, 2020)

Talk with Your Hands: a series of black-and-white hand portraits and self-portraits exploring the role and meaning of gesture in communication and self-expression, in a world pre- and post-Coronavirus (2020)

Interviewed about photographing the LGBTQ+ community by Jack Atkinson, Publisher and Founder of ARTSnFOOD Magazine for his podcast, ART in the Kitchen (2020)

Photography work featured in A&U’s Shelter in Place: Art & Isolation article, “an artist response to isolation and loneliness in the age of on Covid-19” (2020)

Book selection included in an A&U article about Lockdown Lit: What Are You Reading During Shelter in Place . Among my favorites? George Orwell’s Complete Novels, Paul Thorn’s Diary of a Modern Consumptive, and one of my go-to, favorite author, Hans M. Hirschi and his latest novel, Matt: More Than Words (2020)

Photography work published in World AIDS Day 2019 related article , A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine (2019)

Nature-and-the-environment photography work featured in the first 2019 issue of ARTS & FOOD Magazine (2019)

Panel guest speaker, talking about HIV and AIDS in literature and art, at OCCCA’s World AIDS Day 2018 opening of Kurt Weston‘s photography show, REMEMBER: An AIDS Retrospective (2018)

Photographed HIV Warriors prevention campaign for ASC-NY. Read more about it in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Frequent panel guest speaker on celebrity host Ron B’s show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal to talk about HIV, AIDS, related art and activism. Read more about it in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine (NYC, 2015 – Present)

Exploration Into Black and White Photography – article and photos published in Precise Moment online magazine

Award-winning photography, juried photo competition (SoHo Photo Gallery, NYC, 2014)

Award-winning photography, Main Prize: Cell Yourself, PDN/Photo Plus Expo (NYC, 2014)

Board Member, Professional Women Photographers (NYC, 2014 – 2015)

Member of the UNDETECTABLE Flash Collective (NYC, 2014)

VAMPIRES IN NEW YORK photography show, as part of OF THE MIND ART SHOW at Casa Colombo (Jersey City, NJ; October 2014) Read about it in the November 2014 issue of River View Observer

Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography, by Alina Oswald with Photography by Kurt Weston. Sharpened Penn Publishing [2012]

INFINITE LIGHTS, my book on photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights, was part of the fourth annual book fair hosted by Jersey City’s Free Public Library. Read about it in September 2011 issue of River View Observer

AMBASSADOR OF HOPE – Dab the AIDS Bear Project (February, 2010)

Photography art featured in Visual AIDS and Leslie-Lohman Museum art shows (NYC, 2008 – 2013)

BACKBONE, a solo photography show to honor unsung LGBTQ+ heroes, 32 Jones Gallery, Hudson Pride Connection Center (Jersey City, NJ, 2008)

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN ACHIEVEMENT to help support and empower LGBTQ+ communities and people living with HIV – Hudson Pride Connections (Jersey City, NJ, 2007)