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...
Skills:Translator, Image Archiving, Digital Printing, Sports, Lighting Tech, Audio Recording, Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Web Design, Exhibition Design, Photojournalism, Film Processing, Film Photography
As unemployment benefits and savings dwindle, having an artistic side helps.
For three years, Lea Polizzi worked more than 50 hours a week as a nanny and a freelance photographer in New York City. But in March, when the pandemic hit, the family she worked for on the Upper East Side left the city, and all of her photography gigs dried up...
Photographed for The New York Times, with words by Gillian Friedman.