Tag: photography blog

Comfort, the hospital navy ship arrives in NYC for relief with COVID-19. It will take care of non-COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus Pandemic – Snapshots

Capturing the Coronavirus pandemic in words and images To borrow from Jonathan Larson's "Seasons of Love" [RENT, the musical], I wonder how do we measure a month in a life defined by the Coronavirus? I've never lived through a pandemic. I've been covering HIV and AIDS for almost twenty years, oftentimes through the stories of ...

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

Reflecting on Self, Creative Work and Life in a Time of Coronavirus

...and any extreme situation we might find ourselves in, for that matter As individuals we often find ourselves having to face many kinds of extreme situations--man-made or nature-made. Oftentimes, these extreme situations change our lives and our views on life. So, how about today, in a time of Coronavirus? COVID-19 has forced many of us--on ...

Carnival mask in black and white - pano. photo by Alina Oswald.

Gear (and Self) Care in a Time of Coronavirus

On keeping yourself and your photo gear as safe as possible when photographing on location in a time of coronavirus "Go wash your hands!" My mom would say every time I would show up for any meal. An infectious disease doctor treating contagious diseases day in and day out, she never, ever brought home any ...

Self-Portraits. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Self-Portraits: B&W and DoF

self-portraits in black and white

Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Four Freedoms Park Photography

Art as a Means for Exploring, Documenting and Learning from History While oftentimes underappreciated, art is perhaps a multi-layered, complex application of human creative expression. In many ways, art is a universal language; a way of self-expression; a tool through which we learn about history, document our present and dare to envision our future. Roosevelt ...

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 ...

Fire Streaks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographer’s Block…

What is photographer's block? Does it even exist? And what to do about it? Most people might have heard of writer's block, and some might have even experienced it. [It can be debilitating!] But how about photographer's block? Does photographer's block even exist, especially in this day and age of selfies and smartphoneography (made-up term ...