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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on Vice: The Story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Rise to Victory, in Photos
josé a. alvarado jr.
Jun 28, 2018

For the past twelve months, I had the privilege of documenting a 28-year old Bronx woman of Puerto Rican heritage, run for office in NY-14 - a district in the Bronx/Queens.
Her story has brought me to the many doors she’s knocked on, in order to register voters in her district. To the many social demonstrations and political events throughout the city she attends, all while running her campaign out of her Bronx apartment and working at a Latino restaurant part-time three days a week. After months of canvassing, Alexandria had the defied odds and garnered over 5,480 signatures to get herself onto the ballot. A goal not many felt would even be possible. Fast forward to now, and the people of NY14 have spoke, congratulations Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the road has just started but I’m confident you’ll make your constituents proud.

Thank you Alexandria for sharing your story with me and thank you Sarah Burke @elizabethrenstrom and everyone at @broadly and @vice for taking interest in the story, and sharing it with the world.

 

 
  The Story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Rise to Victory, in Photos
         Intimate images showing how a 28-year-old progressive beat long-time Democratic leader Joe Crowley, becoming the first woman of color to represent her native Bronx neighborhood. 
     
 
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Park Slope’s many Black-, Hispanic- and immigrant-owned businesses have tapped friends and family around the world.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / park slope — Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue was a ghost town all spring, erupted with Black Lives Matter protests at the..
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Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / downtown manhattan — I spent this past Monday evening marching with teachers of the New York City Department of Education,..
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Summertime in Brooklyn

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / bushwick — Summertime textures and activities in "the dark side" neighborhood of Brooklyn, July 30, 2020.
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“À LA UNE ANTIRACISME MODE D’EMPLOI”, Courrier international, in print, July 8, 2020.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / France — New work for the French publication Courrier international, in print and out on July 8, 2020.
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This month I became a member of Diversify Photo! I'm honored to be included on such a heavy-hitting roster of photographers and visions.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — This month I became a member of Diversify Photo! I'm honored to be included on such a heavy-hitting..
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The Perfect Ending to Our Pandemic Honeymoon Road Trip

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — The original plan was a drive through the Rust Belt. It turns out that New York City without tourists is a..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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“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,..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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;..
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“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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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