Alvaro was born in Madrid and has been living in Italy since 2004. 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, Playboy, Internazionale, Vanity Fair, New York Times, Das Magazin, El Periódico, Glamour, The Fader, Riders, Bulletin, Altair, NZZ, DLaRepubblica, IL Magazine, Lens (New York Times), British Journal of Photography, GUP.
He won the PHotoEspaña OjodePez Human Values Award, British Journal of Photography Award, Viewbook Photostory Contest, Fotocanal,  and finalist in the Voies Off Arles, Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Sony Award.