Stephen Alvarez

Award-winning expedition photographer, National Geographic

Stephen Alvarez is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who produces global stories about exploration, adventure, and culture. Since 1995, he has published over a dozen features with National Geographic, including stories on the discovery of an ancient Incan mummy in Peru; the deepest cave in the world near the Black Sea; and the world below Paris, from the opera house to the sewers. Mr. Alvarez has won awards in Pictures of the Year International and Communications Arts, as well as a 2012 White House News Photographers Association award for his story on underground Paris. He has received attention from numerous media outlets, including NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning, and lectured on photography at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Shakerag Workshops, National Geographic Live, National Geographic Workshops, the Atlanta Photojournalism Festival, and Banff Mountain Centre. Mr. Alvarez is also a founding member of and social media strategist for The Photo Society, and he holds a post as the Microsoft Devices Global Brand Ambassador for imaging.