José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
  
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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Meet Julia Salazar, the Next Democratic Socialist Poised for a Long-Shot Win
josé a. alvarado jr.
Aug 1, 2018
Location: bushwick

Last month in July, I had the privilege of documenting 27-year-old first-time Latina candidate for NYS Senate Julia Salazar and her Bushwick campaign office for @broadly last week. Thanks @msolis14 for asking me to document this unique candidate. 

    Meet Julia Salazar, the Next Democratic Socialist Poised for a Long-Shot Win
         Julia Salazar is a 27-year-old first-time Latina candidate hoping to unseat a longtime incumbent in the New York State Senate, whose views she says don't address the ongoing inequalities in her district.
     
 

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Birdcamp Could Close. People Are Panicking`

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Justin Marshall receives a small beak-bump from his ever engaging and comical Quaker Parrot, Chicken, in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn..
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CNN: For Puerto Rico's earthquake families, trauma continues thousands of miles from home.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — They survived a tanking economy, Hurricane Maria and political strife. But earthquakes proved to be too much. My recent work for @CNN - link below:..
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Welcome to the party. The New York City block party.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Last month I had the privilege of covering block parties in the Glendale and Ridgewood neighborhoods of Queens for the massive time capsule piece..
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A Sunday with Grammy Award Winning Rapper Residente

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Last month I had the opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon with the Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican rapper Residente for the NYTimes. ..
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The New York Times - Connected by Cannabis

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — In August I spent time with Hillary Peckham, co-founder of the New York-based all-women medical marijuana company Etain Health, and Maren..
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AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 35 WINNERS

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Two of my images from my personal project "La Isla Del Encanto; Borikén" were chosen for American Photography 35 !!!   ..
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Still Rocking the Role (and the Mullet) 10 Years Later

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Some images from my time documenting veteran actor Mitchell Jarvis's transformation into the smart-alecky narrator "Lonny" in..
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Savoring Long Sunday Nights With Music and Meals

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Last week I had the pleasure of photographing the charming neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens along with the beautiful establishments and..
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8TH EDITION OF THE FENCE

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — I'm speechless, humbled, and excited to announce my project "House of Glory", a story that documents a group of New Yorkers in their..
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UK rapper slowthai’s live show is punk af

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Last Friday I got to witness and document the madness and energy that comes with Grime rappers Slowthai and Kelvin Krash show at Elsewhere Space in..
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REUTERS Editor's Choice for coverage at the 62nd Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — This is a little late but I wanted to share one of my images from my coverage of the 62nd Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC for REUTERS that was..
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Local Athletes of Queens

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Here are some favorites from some portrait I made last week of local athletes in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — In April I spent a morning with Alexander McNab, 23, at Barnard College for the NY Times. The college is the site of a video recorded encounter..
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Month of Photography Los Angeles x Analog Portrait Project Exhibition

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Hey Everyone! I'm excited to announce some of my work documenting the resilience of my family and the barrios in Puerto Rico we call home..
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rising star of the American left

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — My photographs documenting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s road to Congress are in issue 392 of Le Monde, M Le magazine du Monde, accompanied..
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IT IS A MIRACLE THAT WE ARE STANDING HERE

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — 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..
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Portrait of Singer-Songwriter Steff Reed

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Portrait of singer, songwriter, and producer Steff Reed. The self-taught multi-instrumentalist’s life in music began at the age of thirteen..
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The Kids from the Boogie Down Bronx by Day, Superstar Wrestlers by Night

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — For the last eight months, I documented a group of inner-city residents in their twenties from the Boogie Down Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn as they..
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2018 You Were Great

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — What a year this has been! Two-thousand-eighteen you have been an adventure, to say the least. It was a year that started quite slowly but ended in..
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The Boots That Carried Her

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez displays the boots she wore for the first 8 months of her campaign. She started her campaign back in 2017 with a dream. A..
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Vanity Fair France - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Vanity Fair France published my photos from my project documenting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez humble beginnings and historical grassroots campaign run..
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La Isla del Encanto; Borikén

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — My story documenting the aftermath in my family’s villages, of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria is featured today on The New York Times Lens...
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Puerto Rico, July 2018.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — As some of you may know over the past few months since early December 2017, I have spent time traveling to the Cordillera Central region of Puerto..
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The Fighter. The Fisherman.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — In early March this year, I was asked to photograph UFC 12-0 fighter and avid fisherman Gregor Gillespie, in Long Island, New York by The Anglers..
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