Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He resides in Barcelona where he combines his work as a Photography teacher with the production of personal works. Since 2016, he has been working on a long-term project about his family village Deleitosa in Spain.
Alvarado´s work has been exhibited at Phot Is:rael in Tel-Aviv (Israel), Galerie Huit in Arles (France), Northern Photographic Centre In Oulu (Finland), Verzasca Photo Festival (Switzerland), Prospectus Gallery in Vilnius (Lithuania), Sheraton Addis Ababa(Ethiopia)) or Solar Photo Festival in Fortaleza (Brasil).
He has also participated in several international photography festivals, such as: BFoto Festival(Spain), Santiago Castelo International Photography Award (Spain), Foto Arica (Chile), Solar Foto Festival (Brasil), Voies Off (France).
His work has been recognized in awards such as: Festival Images Gibellina, Open Wall Arles, Hensilki Photo Festival, Art Phot Bcn or Flow Photo Festival.

2017- 19  Graduate Diploma in Management, Preservation and Dissemination of Photographic Archives. UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain
2003           MA on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media. MECAD, ESDI. Barcelona, Spain
1996-97   Grisart International School of Photography. Barcelona, Spain
1989-94   Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. UPV, Basque Country University. Leioa – Vizcaya, Spain

2021       FESTIVAL IMAGES GIBELLINA. Gibellina, Sicily – Winner
2021       OPENWALLS ARLES. British Journal of Photography & Galerie Huit Arles, France – Winner
2021       FLOW PHOTOFEST. Highlands and Islands, Scotland – Winning Image
2021       SANTIAGO CASTELO International Photography Award. Unesco Extremadura Center. Cáceres, Spain – Finalist
2021       BFOTO FESTIVAL. Barbastro, Spain – Selected
2021       FOTONOVIEMBRE Atlántica Colectivas. Tenerife, Spain – Selected
2021       CHAMBRE 07 Festival International de Photographie. Aubenas, France – Selected
2021       FOTOARICA Festival Internacional de Fotografía. Arica, Chile – Selected
2021       KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD. Tbilisi, Georgia – Shortlisted
2021       BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL. Belfast, Northern Ireland – Highly Commended Artist
   LIFE FRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Night Life judged by Christophe Jacrot. London, UK – Honorary Mention
2020       ART PHOTO BCN. Barcelona, Spain – Winner
2020       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL, Portfolio RewiewsHelsinki, Finland – Winner
2020       OPENWALLS ARLES. British Journal of Photography & Galerie Huit Arles, France – Winner 
2020       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2020       VERZASCA FOTO FESTIVAL. Sonogno, Verzasca Valley. Switzerland – Selected
2020       RESTART. Lithuanian Photographers Association. Vilnius, Lithuania – Finalist
2020       EMERGENTES – International Photography Award Encontros da Image. Braga, Portugal – Selected
2020       HEAD ON PHOTO AWARDS. Australia – Semi-Finalist
2020       LIFE FRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Night Life judged by Todd Hido. London, UK – Honorary Mention
2020       GOMMA PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT – Shortlisted
2019       IMAGO LISBOA PHOTO FESTIVAL. Lisbon Meeting Point Photofolio Review. Lisbon, Portugal – 20 best portfolios
2019       BIPA, Barcelona International Photography Award. Best 50 photographers – Finalist
2019       LUCIE FOUNDATION. Chromalux X Fine Art Scholarship. Los Angeles, USA – Shortlisted
2019       LES BOUTOGRAPHIES. Montpellier, France – Shortlisted
2019       ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2019       BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL. Belfast, Northern Ireland – Shortlisted
2019       PHOTOESPAÑA. Discoveries PHE19. Madrid, Spain – Selected
2019       LIFE FRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD, Night life. London, UK – Editor’s pick
2018       HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Helsinki, Finland – Winner
2018       TOKIO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS. Tokio, Japan – Gold Winner and Honorable Mention
2018       IPA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Los Angeles, USA – 2nd Place Winner
2018       SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL. Fortaleza, Brazil – Selected
2017       BURN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER FUND, Burn Magazine. USA – Shortlisted
2016       ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL. Athens, Greece – Shortlisted
2016       ADDIS FOTO FEST. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Selected
2014       VOIES OFF AWARDS. Arles, France – Selected

2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. PHOTO IS:RAEL International Photography Festival. Kikar Hamedina, Tel-Aviv. Israel
2016       Insomnia. La Grey, Space for Contemporary Creation. SCAN Tarragona 2016, International Photography Festival. Spain

2022       Where Fireflies Unfold. Fondazione Istituto di Alta Cultura Orestiadi Onlus. Gibellina, Sicily (summer 2022)
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. FOTONOVIEMBRE Atlántica Colectivas. Tenerife, Spain (fall)
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. SANTIAGO CASTELO International Photography Award. Sala Pintores. Cáceres, Spain (27 october)
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. FLOW PHOTOFEST. Highland Print Studio. Inverness, Scotland
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. OPENWALLS ARLES 2021. Galerie Huit Arles. France
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. BFOTO FESTIVAL. Sala Francisco Goya, UNED. Barbastro, Spain
2021       Insomnia. CHAMBRE 07. Centre Le Bournot. Aubenas, France
2021       Insomnia. FOTO ARICA Festival Internacional de Fotografía. Fundación Casa Yanulaque. Arica, Chile.
2021       Insomnia. MASS ISOLATION FINLAND. Veteli Art Manor. Veteli. Finland (fall)
2021       Insomnia. MASS ISOLATION FINLAND. Nykyaika Photographic Center. Tampere. Finland
2021       Insomnia. MASS ISOLATION FINLAND. Northern Photographic Centre. Oulu. Finland
2021       Insomnia. MASS ISOLATION FINLAND. Galleria Ratamo. Jyväskylä. Finland
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. VERZASCA FOTO FESTIVAL 2020. Of men and woods. Sonogno, Verzasca Valley. Switzerland
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. OPENWALLS ARLES 2020. Galerie Huit Arles. France
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Trust, National Museum and Korjaamo. Helsinki, Finland
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. Prospectus Gallery, Restart. Vilnius, Lithuania
2018       Insomnia. PH21 GALLERY, Nocturnal  Budapest, Hungary
2018       Insomnia. HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL. Love, Galleria Futura and Kellohalli. Helsinki, Finland
2016       Insomnia. ADDIS FOTO FEST. Sheraton Addis H. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2022       Where Fireflies Unfold. FORMAT FESTIVAL, Derby, UK
2022       Where Fireflies Unfold. BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL. Belfast, Northern Ireland
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. FESTIVAL IMAGES GIBELLINA. Palazzo di Lorenzo. Gibellina, Sicily
2021       Insomnia. FOTO ARICA. Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Arica.Fundación. Casa Yanulaque. Arica, Chile. (26/8)
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. Agora Gallery. New York, USA.
Where Fireflies Unfold. BIPA Best 50th photographers,  Valid Foto Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
2018       Insomnia. SOLAR FOTO FESTIVAL, Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura. Fortaleza, Brazil
2014       Insomnia. VOIES OFF AWARDS, Archbishop’s Palace court-yard. Arles, France

2021       Insomnia. @mass isolation projectfi. Finland
2020      Where Fireflies Unfold. 
RESTART. Lithuanian Photographers Association. Vilna, Lituania

2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. Interview , Art Photo Bcn
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. PHMuseum Featured Project
2021       Where Fireflies Unfold. LIFE FRAMER Collection
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. 100 HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHIZE ANUAL BOOK Best Selected 2020 
2020       Where Fireflies Unfold. Top 250 PHMuseum Stories of 2020
2019       Where Fireflies Unfold. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Your Truth» an online exhibition curated by Sara Hemming
2019       Where Fireflies Unfold. BURN MAGAZINE
2019       Mimetic. PHOTO-LETTER
2019       Insomnia. LIFE FRAMER, Night life Editor’s Pick
2018       Lucernario. DER GREIF, Guest Room. «Post HomoSapiens» an online exhibition curated by Mónica Allende

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