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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The Kids from the Boogie Down Bronx by Day, Superstar Wrestlers by Night
josé a. alvarado jr.
Jan 9, 2019
Location: New York City
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 pursued their dreams of becoming professional wrestlers at the House of Glory for Vice.
 Photos from Inside a Bloody, Sweaty, Glorious Indie Wrestling School
Photographer José Alvarado Jr.'s new series follows the students of The House of Glory wrestling school in NYC.
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New York Was Not Designed for Emptiness

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — "The energy, the traffic, the crowds are all gone. Only the vacant streets remain, waiting for the actors to return to the stage." New..
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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 parlor for takeout and delivery orders,..
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Sybil and her Falconer

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Katharine Eisenhart, 29, an apprentice in falconry, with her 12.2'' American kestrel, Sybil, at their home in Upstate New York. 
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C.D.C. Gives New Guidelines, New York to Close Restaurants and Schools and Italian Deaths Rise

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — No gatherings of 50 or more for now, urges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People at Chelsea Market in Manhattan on Sunday. Late on..
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2020 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism, OVP Features (Large Team), 2nd Place, The New York Times - “65 block parties, 5 boroughs, 20 photographers:..

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — 2020 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism, OVP Features (Large Team), 2nd Place, The New York Times - “65 block parties, 5 boroughs, 20..
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Titi Giacinia at my Grandfather Angel-Luis’ home in Villalba, Puerto Rico, February 2020.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Titi Giacinia at my Grandfather Angel-Luis’ home in Villalba, Puerto Rico, February 2020.
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Portrait of Robert Sanganoo Jr.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Portrait of Robert Sanganoo Jr., 30, taken after we completed his NY state university applications. In 2011 at the age of 21, Robert was diagnosed..
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Meet the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — “My experience living at the margins of how Latinidad has been constructed, particularly being Afro-Latinx and queer, makes me fight to make..
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Mom and Pop Millionaires Are Driving Blackstone’s Growth

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — Joan Solotar, Blackstone’s head of private-wealth solutions, for The Wall Street Journal Mom and Pop Millionaires Are Driving..
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The New York Times SUNDAY ROUTINE: MELISSA SILVERSTEIN

By José A. Alvarado Jr. — SUNDAY ROUTINE: MELISSA SILVERSTEIN, founder of the Athena Film Festival and Women & Hollywood, for The New York Times How a Champion of Female..
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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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