Adrian Alvarez (b. 1992 in Madrid) is an award-winning freelance reporter & documentary photographer, currently based in Madrid, Spain.

His work focuses on issues involving social justice and identity, as well as the way people interact with their environment. Adrian understands visual storytelling as a means to build bridges between realities, to create common spaces where civic and public conversation can lead to new levels of mutual understanding between different collectives of our society.

He graduated in Journalism at Complutense University of Madrid in 2015. Then he traveled to United Kingdom to complete the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of the Arts London. In 2022 he was recognized with the Dawn Journalism Award (Premio Amanecer de Periodismo 2022) for his long-term photo essay about rural depopulation and resilience in Spain.

Alvarez’s work has been published in international media outlets such as The Washington Post, GEO MagazineEl País,, and Público among others; as well as exhibited in England, France and Spain. He has also worked on commercial assignments for clients such as LG Electronics and Warner Music Spain.

Adrian Alvarez is currently developing lines of investigation about humanitarian crisis, energy poverty, historical memory, identity, depopulation and territory.


Based in Madrid, Spain

Phone     +34 654 134 374



2022   Premio Amanecer de Periodismo 2022 (Dawn Journalism Award). The Long Hunt (Winner).

2022   Roberto Villagraz Grant by EFTI. The Long Hunt (Finalist).

2021   OnPhoto Soria. The Long Hunt (Finalist).

2021   Art Photo BCN. The Long Hunt (Finalist).

2017   Prix ANI. The Last Border (Finalist).

2016   PhotOn Festival Award. The Last Border (Finalist).

2016   Fujifilm Award. The Last Border (Honor Mention).


2021   The Long Hunt (Group). Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona, Spain).

2021   The Long Hunt (Group). Centro Cultural Palacio de la Audiencia (Soria, Spain).

2017   The Last Border (Group). Palais des congrès et des expositions (Perpignan, France).

2016   The Last Border (Group). The Ugly Duck (London, United Kingdom).

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