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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Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching
josé a. alvarado jr.
Aug 7, 2020
I spent this past Monday evening marching with teachers of the New York City Department of Education, parents, and students as they protested their frustrations with the proposed reopening plans for public schools. 

Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching
The city’s low infection rate has raised hopes that students can return to classrooms next month. But many obstacles remain.
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