Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

Portraits Through Time

An interview with award-winning photographer Kurt Weston about art, photography, and surviving two pandemics The 2020 coronavirus pandemic brought everything … More

Water’s Soul

A Closer Look In my previous post I mentioned the new Water’s Soul sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that … More

"No Surrender." Hand self-portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald.

“No Surrender” – The Story Behind the Image

How I made that shot and the story behind my “No Surrender” image Those of you reading this blog might … More

NYC Pride 2020 Fireworks. ©Alina Oswald.

Half-Year Mark: Six Notes for the First Six Months of 2020

Six notes for the first six months of 2020.

Giant Rainbow Flag. ©Alina Oswald

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Authors and Their Books Over the years, while covering the LGBTQ+ community, I’ve had the chance to meet authors, artists, … More

Rainbow Flag at Night

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

On art and activism, collectives and community responses “[…] Everything about political and social engagement is a part of a … More

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 … More