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