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Jason Alpert-Wisnia

Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Photo Editor

Jason Alpert-Wisnia is a sophomore majoring in photography with an emphasis on documentary work and multimedia. When he isn't out taking photographs, you are likely to find him watching baseball or reading non-fiction.

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Three people in purple gowns wearing black graduation caps are walking across reddish-brown dirt in a line, with the person in the front smiling with a scarf around her neck made up of photos while simultaneously carrying a large banner which reads SILVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK and has a logo depicting a half a planet with a cityscape on top of it. Behind the is a large crowd of people sitting in purple graduation gowns and caps, separated from the trio by a wall of netting.

Photo: Silver to cut down on field requirement for social work students

May 24, 2023

Representatives of the Silver School of Social Work at NYU’s class of 2023 commencement ceremony. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Katie Song-Yi Nam wearing a purple gown and white shirt sings the national anthem on the field.

Photo: 2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

May 17, 2023

Katie Song-Yi Nam sings the national anthem. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A black letter board with white letters that are falling off outside of Theatre Eighty Saint Marks.

Photo: Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Apr 26, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Deborah Willis wearing a black dress and Hank Willis Thomas wearing a black suit, both standing in front of a backdrop with the N.Y.U. logo and text “TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.”

Photo: Martin Scorsese makes appearance at first Tisch Gala since 2019

Apr 6, 2023

Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas are the honorees of this year’s Tisch Gala. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Representative George Santos wearing a suit and sunglasses speaks to a crowd while surrounded by people holding cameras.

Photo: Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Apr 4, 2023

Representative George Santos was at the site of the protest earlier in the morning. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Actress Tommy Dorfman standing and speaking into a microphone with a crowd of people behind her.

Photo: Trans Day of Visibility march sees hundreds gather for trans rights

Apr 3, 2023

Actress Tommy Dorfman addresses the crowd. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Photo: Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Mar 28, 2023

Dozens gathered near Foley Square on March 25 for the International Gift of Life Walk, an anti-abortion march that marched downtown. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A woman in a brown jacket bends down and lays a white flower on the pavement among other flowers. In front of her is a banner and a wreath, behind it is a fire truck.

Photo: Labor leaders, politicians mark anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Mar 27, 2023

Dozens gathered outside the NYU Brown Building on March 24 to commemorate those lost for the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A boy wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap and a republican flag wrapped around him standing next to man holding up a sign that reads, “Patriots for Prosecution” and has a photo of Donald Trump behind jail bars with the text, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, LOCK HIM UP!” and the website “democrats.com” written on it.

Photo: Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

Mar 20, 2023

Some counter-protesters attended the rally in favor of Trump’s arrest. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A line of activists with megaphones and signs stand in front of a large crowd of people. They hold a black banner with green text which reads “Climate Can’t Wait.” They are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York City skyline is in the background.

Photo: Fridays for Future protesters walk out of school to demand climate legislation

Mar 7, 2023

undreds of people marched from Foley Square in Manhattan to Brooklyn’s Borough Hall as a part of a climate protest. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A man in a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled up holds a microphone to his mouth under dim red, yellow and blue lights. Behind him is a man at a table with D.J. equipment.

Photo: Doechii and Earl Sweatshirt bring the heat to V100

Feb 28, 2023

Earl Sweatshirt spontaneously performed, based entirely on what his DJ set up for him. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A police car sits in the middle of the intersection between east thirteenth street and university place with its driver’s side airbags blown, and yellow police tape reads “Do Not Cross,” draped on its left side. The front of the vehicle is severely damaged, with shattered glass and parts of the car in pieces on the pavement. Behind it are civilians and their vehicles along with other police cars and a firetruck.

Photo: Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

Feb 20, 2023

Police car crashed at the intersection of E 13th St and University Pl in the afternoon of Feb. 20. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A white vehicle sits in the middle of the street in front of a row of Citi Bikes. The driver’s side and left passenger doors are severely damaged, and the driver’s airbag is blown.

Photo: Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

Feb 20, 2023

The civilian’s car was damaged in the crash, when the police vehicle hit its left side. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Photo: Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

Feb 20, 2023

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A man in a dark gray jacket and a woman in a light gray jacket, both wearing gray winter hats, hold full-size Israeli flags on poles. They are standing in front of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

Photo: Protesters criticize Israeli government’s far-right plans for reform

Feb 6, 2023

Dozens of protestors gathered at Washington Square Park to take against the far-right Israeli government’s plans to limit the power of the country’s judiciary. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia...

A man stands behind a podium in a checkered jacket. He speaks towards a crowd of people sitting on steps behind stanchions.

Photo: NYU community gathers to honor Tyre Nichols at vigil

Feb 3, 2023

Cameron Grant, the senator at-large for men of color at NYU, speaks to a crowd gathered at the Kimmel Center for University Life. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Three protesters wearing yellow bandanas stand in a line among other protesters in Times Square.

Photo: Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

Jan 29, 2023

Hundreds of protesters march from Washington Square Park toward Times Square. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Alexa Donovan stands in front of 211 Thompson St., an apartment building in Greenwich Village. Alexa is looking at the camera and wearing a navy shirt and denim skirt.

Photo: Born To Be at NYU

Oct 20, 2022

Alexa Donovan stands outside of 211 Thompson St., the apartment where her parents met, and her first childhood home. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A circle of cosplayers dressed as different versions of Spider-Man surround a child and point at him. From left to right, a person in a red-and-blue classic Spider-Man bodysuit, a person in a black suit with a black-and-red hoodie, another classic Spider-Man, a Spider-Man from the Tobey Maguire movie in a red-and-blue suit with white spider web accents. A child in the center of the circle is dressed in a white shirt that reads Super Mario in rainbow letters, depicting the Mario character in front of a black-and-white checkered rectangle.

New York Comic Con and the art of cosplay

A photographer’s experience seeing characters come to life through fandom.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Photographer Oct 17, 2022

A large group of people sit on the large staircase inside the lobby of New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, with one person in the front row holding a sign with text “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM” printed on it.

Photo: Students demand more from Hamilton on Iran demonstrations

Oct 14, 2022

A vigil was held to mourn the death of Mahsa Amini and to urge NYU to recognize the human rights demonstrations in Iran. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

The exterior of the Madison Avenue Sant Ambroeus, with locations located in Soho, West Village and more.

Photo: 8 restaurants that are ‘Gossip Girl’ approved

Oct 12, 2022

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A crowd of protesters standing under Washington Square Arch holding the Iranian flag and signs with a person holding a wood stick with a strand of black hair hanging by the end of it.

Photo: Opinion: NYU should speak up about the violence in Iran

Oct 3, 2022

NYU Students and other New Yorkers attended a vigil for Mahsa Amini, an Iranian women who died during detainment for violating hijab regulations, in Washington Square Park on Sept....

A performance protestor whose body is covered in red liquid has a pained facial expression.

How to never forget what happened on Sept. 11

A photographer explores acts of reflection two decades after the attack.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Photographer Sep 27, 2022