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Location: New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: New York native José A. Alvarado Jr. (b.1989) is a Puerto Rican American documentary photographer currently based in New York City. His personal work consists of documenting sub-cultures, politics, and the relationship between Puerto Rico... read on
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josé a. alvarado jr.
Apr 7, 2020
Location: New York City
A New York native, José A. Alvarado Jr. (b. 1989) is a Puerto Rican documentary photographer, currently based in New York City. His personal work consists of documenting sub-cultures, politics, and the relationship between Puerto Rico and the US. He speaks both English and Spanish. His work has been published by:

The New York Times LENS, VICE, The Intercept, Vanity Fair, VIEW/STERN, Broadly, Glamour, and others. He is available for reportage, portrait, or general news assignments domestically or internationally.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — Audrey Strauss, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, leads a news conference in..
Media News

New York City Considers Testing Sewage for Coronavirus

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Newtown Creek Water — New York City considers testing sewage for coronavirus, as analysis of wastewater could serve as an early..
News

Black Wine Professionals Demand to Be Seen

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — Tammie Teclemariam, a freelance food and drinks writer in Brooklyn (who has contributed to Wirecutter, which..
News

A New Group of Leftist Primary Challengers Campaign Through Protests and the Coronavirus

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — Jamaal Bowman, a former middle-school principal, is running to unseat the sixteen-term congressman Eliot..
News

Juneteenth - Police Brutality ​Protests in NYC

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Manhattan, New York City — You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still,..
Media News

The Drinking Spills Onto the Sidewalk

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New york city — Of all the New York City businesses impatiently awaiting for official permission to reopen, bars arguably..
Media News

“WE NEED PROTEIN” — CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DEEPENS NEW YORK’S HUNGER CRISIS

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / canarsie — Across the city, in neighborhoods that have been most devastated by the virus — which also happen to..
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Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns, Landlords Often Determine Fate of Small Businesses

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — “I am one of the luckier ones,” said Tariq Haq, a Pintchik tenant and owner of the Corner Delhi,..
News

Caged Bird

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in..
Covid-19 News

First self-portrait under social distancing at my apartment in Ridgewood, Queens, NYC April 10, 2020.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Queens — First self-portrait under social distancing at my apartment in Ridgewood, Queens, NYC April 10, 2020. During..
NEWS

Portrait of Kimba in Manhattan before the pandemic hit, March 2020

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Portrait of Kimba during golden hour in Manhattan before the pandemic forced the the city that never sleeps..
News

Portrait of Bronx native Avant-Garde musician, Jypsy Jeyfree.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — Jypsy Jeyfree, the Bronx native Avant-Garde musician and member of the New York City funk band..
Media News

Banks Gave Richest Clients ‘Concierge Treatment’ for Pandemic Aid

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — Nadeige Choplet, owner of the clay studio, Choplet Gallery and Ceramic Studio on 238 Grand Street in..
Media News

Once Bustling Brooklyn Street Goes Quiet

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — In today's paper 4/21/20, Greater New York Section.  Merchants close their doors and wait for aid;..
News

“Young people have a duty to defend their country with weapons of knowledge.”

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Puerto Rico — “Young people have a duty to defend their country with weapons of knowledge.” - Pedro Albizu..
Media News

On a Vibrant Street in Brooklyn, Businesses Are Struggling for Survival

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Park Slope — Merchants close their doors and wait for aid while some subsist on pickup and delivery orders. On a Vibrant..
Events News

Diversify Photo COVID-19 Relief Print Sale

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Queens — Mi Gente! The Diversify Photo COVID-19 Relief Print Sale has been extended until April 20! All photographs..
News

View out of my window, April 13, 2020.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — ...That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may..
News Spotlight

In Ponce There is a beach Without broken glass In the sand.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Puerto Rico — “In Ponce There is a beach Without broken glass In the sand The ocean has Twenty-twenty vision Is safe..
News

The Little Barbershop on Suydam

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — New narrative documenting a seventy-seven-year-old Puerto Rican barber and his forty-year-old shop in the..
Media News

Thursday Briefing: Shuttered businesses in Brooklyn. The economic fallout from the pandemic is spreading beyond tourism and related industries.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — Thursday Briefing: Shuttered businesses in Brooklyn. The economic fallout from the pandemic is spreading..
News

Friday Briefing: New York City officials on Thursday urged residents to wear face coverings in public.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — Friday Briefing: New York City officials on Thursday urged residents to wear face coverings in public...
News

New York Was Not Designed for Emptiness

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — "The energy, the traffic, the crowds are all gone. Only the vacant streets remain, waiting for the..
Media News

Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Shortchanges N.Y., Officials Say

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — An employee of Milly's on Broadway and Park Avenue goes over a list as he prepares to open up the pizza..
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