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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As unemployment benefits and savings dwindle, having an artistic side helps.
josé a. alvarado jr.
Oct 17, 2020
Location: Brooklyn
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.

As unemployment benefits and savings dwindle, having an artistic side helps.
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