Stephen Alvarez is award-winning National Geographic photographer and filmmaker who produces global stories about exploration, adventure, culture, and archeology. He has published over a dozen feature stories in National Geographic Magazine and the magazine has sent him from the highest peaks in the Andes to the depths of the deepest cave in the world. His latest National Geographic story on the Origins of Art led from early human sites on the southern coast of Africa to Paleolithic art caves in France and Spain. Additionally, for the past three years he has photographed the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with Microsoft smartphones.
Stephen’s images have won awards from Pictures of the Year International and Communication Arts and have been exhibited at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. He is an expert in ancient art history and a frequent consultant and commentator on how new imaging technology is changing the world; his appearances include NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning. Stephen is a founding member of The Photo Society and this is his third year teaching with The Workshops. His website is alvarezphotography.com.