From 2008-2011 Nando Alvarez-Perez studied film history at CUNY Hunter College where he graduated summa cum laude and received his BA in Film Studies and Special Honors from the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. In 2014 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography. Alvarez-Perez has published three photobooks, most recently Alpine Shadow Black Madonna. In 2017 his work has been exhibited at the inaugural edition of UNTITLED Art Fair in San Francisco, at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, and was included in the exhibition, "Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000," at Photofairs SF. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Interface Gallery in Oakland CA as well as a residency at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY. Alvarez-Perez is a visiting lecturer in the photography program at the California College of the Arts and a photography operations lead at Airbnb.