September 11 – Twenty Years Later

September 11 – Twenty Years Later

9/11 Tribute Lights, 2021. ©Alina Oswald. Today is September 11, 2021. To this day, we still remember where we were and what we were doing on this day, twenty years ago. (I was teaching a classroom full of students, when a school official stepped inside the room and whispered to me that two planes had [...]

9/11-related Photography

9/11-related Photography

Strolling through the World Trade Center area, in New York City, always brings back memories. It's peaceful and also bittersweet. It offers an escape into a universe frozen in time and place, and yet still evolving, a metaphorical and physical place where we can still mourn, recollect our thoughts and selves, and where we can [...]

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Photographing the World Trade Center area in New York City Tomorrow is the first day of September. For twenty years I've looked at this date, September 1, as the beginning of a countdown to a sad day, September 11. For almost twenty years I’ve photographed the 9/11 ceremonies and commemorations, and plan on doing the [...]

Pride Month. Strawberry Moon. More Life.

Pride Month. Strawberry Moon. More Life.

Summer is my favorite season. June is almost over, and what a busy, hectic month it has been! Freedom Tower Antenna in Rainbow Colors for NYC Pride 2021. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. So much happening, especially in this past (and last week of June): Pride Day fell on the same day as National HIV [...]

Photographing 9/11 Tribute Lights and Related Events Through the Years

Photographing 9/11 Tribute Lights and Related Events Through the Years

Through the Years: Photographing 9/11 Tribute in Light and Other Related Events Today is September 11. Each year on 9/11 I try to photograph the commemorations, ceremonies and moments of silence, as well as the Tribute Lights. Perhaps commemorating September 11 in images is mainly about photographing the Tribute Lights, if we're in New York [...]

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights   Each year, on September 11, I go out to photograph the ceremonies and Tribute Lights. Every chance I get, throughout the entire year, I try to photograph stories and events related to 9/11. In my previous blog post, shared a few images and ideas of how [...]