Alvaro Leiva began his career in the late 1980s assisting fashion photographers and soon after he started traveling working on both editorial and advertisement commissions.


His personal works River and Mare has been exhibited internationally, among other recognitions he has been finalist on two occasions for the Eugene Smith Grant.


Nowadays he is based in Madrid from were he travels around the world meeting great people on inspiring shots.


His photographs has appeared in many magazines worldwide and his clients include:


Monocle, Paris Match, Santander Bank, Grands Reportages, Coca Cola, Adidas, American Airlines, Time, Geo Germany, El Pais Semanal, Alfa Romeo, Visa, Jonson & Jonson, Carnival, Vogue Italy, El Mundo, Barcelo Hotels, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Elle France...