Alvaro has been living in Italy since 2004. He divides his time between Rome and Istanbul. He studied German Philology in the “UCM” of Madrid and “Otto Friedrich” of Bamberg (Germany) and Sociology in the “Università D’Annunzio” of Chieti (Italy). He is particularly interested in the long-term projects on critical elements of ‘modernity’ such as immigration and cultural fragmentation; consequently he focus on traces and symptoms left by these trends in his works. Alvaro’s work has been exhibited in festivals and galleries in Arles, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, London and New York and his clients and publications include L’Espresso, Newsweek, Internazionale, Vanity Fair, El Periódico, Glamour, Riders, Altair, NZZ, DLaRepubblica, IL Magazine, Lens (New York Times), British Journal of Photography, The Fader, Playboy.
In 2012, Alvaro won the PHotoEspaña OjodePez Human Values Award, BJP’s International Photography Award and Viewbook Photostory Contest and recognitions such as Voies Off Arles and Sony Award.