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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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.
josé a. alvarado jr.
Jul 8, 2020
Location: Brooklyn
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. Thank you to Andrea, Brent, David & Salgu for the privilege and every editor, mentor, and loved one that has supported me along the way.

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7 Ways the Virus Changed Shopping

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Prospect Heights, Brooklyn — When the coronavirus hit, even the most enthusiastic cooks had to adjust to a new, more complicated..
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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Prospect Park, New York — Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their..
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Drinking With Food Media’s Flamethrower

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / ditmas park — Tammie Teclemariam appears, out of nowhere, through a kitchen window at the rear of a stately three-story..
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Parenting in Front of a Live Audience of In-laws

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / bath, pennsylvania — ...During quarantine at your parents’, one minute you’re the 12-year-old who tears up when she..
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All In NYC - Queens

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / queens — All In NYC: Life has changed in dramatic and unexpected ways this year, but one thing remains certain: we..
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Laid off, rehired, laid off again, and now without a weekly $600 boost.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Bushwick, Brooklyn — After coronavirus-related lockdowns forced dining establishments in New York to close in March, Hannah Lane,..
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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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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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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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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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