José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
   
Location: New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. (b.1989) is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual... read on
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9 Puerto Rican Visual Artists to Look Out For in 2021
josé a. alvarado jr.
Mar 31, 2021
Location: New York City
It's an honor to be included in this spotlight by Visura.co with such a talented roster of Boricuas: Adriana Parrilla, Gabriella Báez, Erika P. Rodriguez, Ivonne Carlo, Eric Rojas, Alvin Báez, Alejandro Granadillo, y Nahira Montcourt!!

Thank you to Kisha Ravi, Laura Beltrán Villamizar, and Adriana Teresa Letorney for highlighting our work and for the unbelievable support. 



9 Puerto Rican Visual Artists to Look Out For in 2021 by By Kisha Ravi + Laura Beltrán Villamizar for Visura Media
 Puerto Rico is a place of deep ancestral roots that stem back to Native American, Northern European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Sub-Saharan African heritage. The island is known for its rich beauty, history, and culture. At the same time,...
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for The New York Times: In addition to Covid, more children are getting a respiratory virus more commonly seen in winter.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — U.S. health officials have expressed concern over a simultaneous rise in Delta infections and cases of..
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for The New York Times: "˜Welcome to the Mesh, Brother"™: Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York

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for The New York Times: 125,000 Absentee Ballots Will Likely Decide New York"™s Next Mayor

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