Hurricane Henri

Hurricane Henri

We had an eventful weekend here, in the NYC area. JC Pride Fest was on Saturday, and then Hurricane Henri on Sunday. Every time a hurricane or tropical depression reaches us, it makes me think of Hurricane Sandy and the disaster it brought to our area. SANDY TALES By Alina Oswald Luckily, Henri was a [...]

Photographing the Garden State

Photographing the Garden State

Since yesterday, July 27, was National New Jersey Day (who knew?), here are a few images to celebrate: Sundial on Jersey City Waterfront in black and white. (How do you measure a month in a life defined by Coronavirus pandemic?)Covid-19 USNS Comfort hospital ship arrives in NYC. ©Alina Oswald.Symposia bookstore. Hoboken, NJ. @2015 by Alina [...]

Photographing Something Different – Resilient JC

Photographing Something Different – Resilient JC

On Covering Stories I Don't Usually Cover I usually photograph (and write about) the HIV and AIDS community and the LGBTQ community, and often photograph ad campaigns for small businesses and nonprofits, again, mostly related to HIV or LGBTQ, and also fitness and such. And so, when I ended up using my photography to help [...]

An Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Readiness for Freelance Photographers and Writers

An Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Readiness for Freelance Photographers and Writers

Disaster Preparedness and Readiness 101 - Tips for Freelance Photographers and Writers President of Resilient JC, Simon Pereira Shorey, offers advice on disaster preparedness and readiness to independent reporters "Getting caught in the rain" in a Pina Colada song scenario might seem like fun. Getting caught in the rain of a hurricane might not be [...]