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
The Fighter. The Fisherman.
josé a. alvarado jr.
Aug 1, 2018
Location: Long island

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 Journal. The article was written by Daniel Harding, with 33 images by me.


The Fighter. The Fisherman.
Fighting has made him a better fisherman; fishing has made him a better man.


By José A. Alvarado Jr. —

Media News

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..
Media News

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:..

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..
News Spotlight

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. ..
Media News Spotlight

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..
News Spotlight


By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Two of my images from my personal project "La Isla Del Encanto; Borikén" were chosen for American Photography 35 !!!   ..

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..


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..

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..

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..

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.

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..

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..

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..


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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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...

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..

Meet Julia Salazar, the Next Democratic Socialist Poised for a Long-Shot Win

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — 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..
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