Alina Fresquez Patrick

Alina Fresquez Patrick (she/her) is a photographer, writer, and multidisciplinary artist based out of Brooklyn with family roots in New Mexico. She makes documentary and fine art work to explore stories of survival, land, intimacy, and displacement. Utilizing analog techniques, Alina is dedicated to slowing down the process of lens-based art to offer collaborative image-making and resist the extractive history of photography. After graduating in 2021 from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography & Imaging and a BA in Political Science, her work has been featured in Brooklyn Magazine, the Penumbra Foundation, Candela Gallery, and the International Center of Photography. She is a semi-finalist for a Fulbright Grant to Colombia to collaborate with and document the daily lives of women transitioning from FARC members to demilitarized life. Her first book of photography and poetry “How to grow una flor en el desierto,” published by the Penumbra Foundation in 2023, is in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography. 

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2021      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography & Imaging, New York University, New York, NY

2021      Bachelor of Arts, Politics, New York University, New York, NY


2023     Artist-in-Residence, Penumbra Foundation, Risograph Publication Residency

2022    Finalist Alternate, Fulbright Grant, Bogotá, Colombia

2021     Semi-Finalist, Fulbright Grant, Bogotá, Colombia

2020     Thomas Drysdale Production Fund Award

2019     Thomas Drysdale Production Fund Award

2018     First Place, New York University's Aging Incubator Image Competition


2023 - Present   Equipment Manager, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2023    Course Coordinator, Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, NM

2022-2023     Production Coordinator, Winton duPont Films, New York, NY

2021-2022     Teaching Artist, AmeriCorps: ArtistYear, Queens, NY

2019-2021     Studio Manager, Joseph Rodriguez Photography, New York, NY

2018-2021     Technical Assistant, Photography Dept. of New York University, New York, NY

2020     Editorial & Photo Intern, Narratively Inc., New York, NY

2020     Summer Enrichment Intern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2019-2020    Teaching Assistant, Photography Dept. of New York University, New York, NY

2019-2020    Reporter, The PragueCast, Prague, Czech Republic

2019     Writer Intern, The Borgen Project, New York, NY

2019     Volunteer, The Bronx Documentary Center, New York, NY

2018-2019     Photography Editor, Washington Square News, New York, NY

2018-2019     Technology Assistant, Bobst Library Digital Studio, New York University, New York, NY

2018-2019     Staff Member, ISO Magazine, New York, NY

Published Work

2021      Losing Homeland, Brooklyn Magazine

2021      Coney Island Babies, Brooklyn Magazine

2021      A New Mural in Fort Greene Celebrates the Life of Michael K. Williams, Brooklyn Magazine

2020     Photography is Dead...Long Live Photography, Juried Photography Show, Candela Gallery

2019     Solo Exhibition, Black Soil, Kupka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


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