José A. Alvarado Jr.

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
josé a. alvarado jr.
Mar 15, 2019
I’m beyond thrilled to be showing my work at ICP alongside a group of very talented artists, curated by the great folks at Forfreedoms. If any of y’all are in NYC, come through and say what up!
Details below:
SHOW OPENS 3/21/19 FROM 6:30PM to 8:30PM AT THE ICP MUSEUM (250 BOWERY). Museum is PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH during the opening

In the aftermath of our fall 2018 50 State Initiative campaign—noted by Time as the largest creative collaboration in our nation’s historywe are celebrating the beta launch of our new digital platform with a DIY-exhibition centered around the Freedom from Fear. Curated from over 100 submissions received in under two weeks through our online open callIT IS A MIRACLE THAT WE ARE STANDING HERE is a visionary compilation of work by emerging artists who celebrate the resilience of their communities, subvert and complicate narrow notions of contemporary identity, and investigate the altered narratives and power systems that pervade their lives.

Both a celebration and an elegy, the show title—inspired by the series from selected artist John William Murphy—alludes to the forces of empowerment, love, and disenfranchisement that have brought us to where we are today.

Featured artists include: José A. Alvarado Jr., Emile Askey, Nilargha Chatterjee, Jorly Flores, Jazmine Dior Johnson, Amanda D. King x Shooting Without Bullets, John William Murphy, Terrance Purdy Jr., Buku Sarkar, and Guanyu Xu.


By José A. Alvarado Jr. —

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