Thursday, June 30, 2016


Hello Everybody,

Hope you all have a wonderful summer. While I seldom update this blog (yeah, I know), for those of you who want to get in touch with me or see samples of my work, I thought it would be a good idea to post a list of links.

Best way to contact me is through my website (and, yes, blog):

Here are other places where you can also find my work:

Fine Art America


CNN iReport

You can also reach me on my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter @ANO07. I'm also on Pinterest and Google+ among others.

So, I'll call this post my "About Me" page that I'll update as needed.

Enjoy your summer!
Alina Oswald

Friday, June 3, 2016

Art, Understanding, and America's AIDS Magazine

Hello everybody!

It's Friday! TGIF! Right? Thank God is Friday this Friday in particular, I should say. That's because this weekend, June 5, the AIDS pandemic turns 35. Yes, that's right. Thirty-five, three decades and a half, that is, since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic. And, for myself personally, this Friday made my entire weekend, because my fantastic Managing Editor, Chael Needle, mentioned me in a feature article. Check it out on A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine website:

A Self-Portrait with Dab the AIDS Bear. Photo by Alina Oswald.
A Self-Portrait with Dab the AIDS Bear. Photo by Alina Oswald. (several years ago I was a Dab the AIDS Bear Project ambassador of hope; thank you Dab!).

If you want to learn more about what we do at A&U Magazine (former Art & Understanding Magazine), read some exquisite pieces of writing, and use culture and the arts to get more understanding of HIV and AIDS, I urge you to check it out this publication.

Many thanks! Also, kudos to Ron B, Gloria Messer, the entire No Boundaries team at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network that make this fantastic show happen.

Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography by Alina Oswald. Photos by Kurt Weston

Have a fantastic weekend!
As always, thanks for stopping by.

Alina Oswald

Monday, May 9, 2016

Being a Guest on Ron B's No Boundaries Show

There's a First for Everything: A few thoughts on my being on the panel of Ron B's show, No Boundaries

It turns out that there is, indeed, a first for everything! Who knew? As terrified as I am of being on camera (still but mostly video), here I was, invited by the fantastic actor and activist, Ron B, on her show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, taped at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, in Manhattan. And I got to chat about a few subjects very dear to my heart:

- A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine
- Kurt Weston, an award-winning artist, and also an activist and dear friend, and the book I wrote about him, Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS
- and my own journey through covering HIV, AIDS, LGBT and related topics

Check it out!

Also, here are a few pictures I shot while at Ron B's show.
Ron B & PepC. Photo by Alina Oswald ©2016
Ron B & PepC. Photo by Alina Oswald ©2016

Tara K, Ron B, and Reginald Todd (Reggie). Photo by Alina Oswald ©2015
Tara K, Ron B, and Reginald Todd (Reggie). Photo by Alina Oswald ©2015

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Website, Blog & Links

News, Updates, New Website, Blog and Links

So, it seems that I don't really get to blog that much or at least to update this particular blog. That's why I'd like to remind you of a few new websites and updates.

Not that recently I started a new blog/website on WordPress. Feel free to check it out and visit me at

You can also follow me on Instagram. Yes, I gave in and got an account. Check it out here.

If you want to check out an awesome online photography publication, I'd encourage you to visit Precise Moment.

I was on Ron B's show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, which is an honor, and I'm forever grateful and humbled. Stay tuned for updates. Until then, you can check out another No Boundaries show I was part of, on both sides of the lens. Check it out on vimeo.

Ron B and PepC performing at No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal show, taped at MNN in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald. Stay tuned for more about the show in the upcoming weeks.

Ron B performing during No Boundaries show. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Here are a few more images from Ron B's No Boundaries show, offering a glance at the fantastic people behind the lens--show producers and others.

Behind the scenes pic at MNN. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Also, check out my latest photography book about Philadelphia.

bts wedding group photo
Bts group wedding photo: with the guys.
And, here are a few images from a recent wedding I got to photograph.

For more samples of my wedding and engagement photography, please feel free to check out my website, at

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Alina Oswald

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

News, Updates & Photography

New website, new work, while still keeping this blog

Hello Everybody!

If you haven't seen many new posts here is because I'm working on a new website/blog, while still hoping to keep this one going. If you are interested, check out my new site at .

Also, I'm happy to say that I'm contributing editor to Precise Moment, an online photography magazine. Check out my article on black-and-white photography.

I'm also working on other interesting projects, too...more on that later.

Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography
While we talk about photography, here are a few photographers I've interviewed and written about over the years:

Celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, A&U January 2016 cover story

Activist and ACT UP photographer Bill Bytsura
Check out more about Bytsura's upcoming photography book at the AIDS activist project

Award-winning photographer Kurt Weston (also check out the book I wrote about Kurt Weston, Journeys Through Darkness--A Biography)

Vivienne Maricevic and her photography book, She Shoots Men

Award-winning and ballroom scene photographer Gerard H. Gaskin

You can also check out my article on product photography

And here's an older post on Bauhaus photography. Updates will follow, soon. 

Also, I might have mentioned this, but just wanted to remind you that I'm on Instagram now. Feel free to follow.

Ice Design - blue patches of ice. Photo ©Alina Oswald.
Ice Patterns. Photo ©Alina Oswald.

Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to stop by and check out my new website and check out more of my new photography work.

Alina Oswald