Oscar Ariel Alvarez was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. After living in the West Coast for a short period, he moved to the Washington DC metropolitan area where he has lived for about 20 years; he currently resides in Hyattsville MD. Oscar Ariel is a current student at Montgomery College Takoma Park, where he is pursuing his Associates Degree in Fine Art. He plans to attend to a major college for further studies in art and photography.

Oscar Ariel has been a volunteer photographer for community theaters’ productions in Washington DC. He has been the production photographer for Saint Marks Players in Capitol Hill and the Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade in Georgetown among others. He also volunteers as judge for community theaters productions in the Washington DC area. His work has been submitted to photo competitions. He has participated in the Capitol Hill Restoration Society “Architecture Preservation” photo contest; additionally, he has participated in the Lens Culture “A Narrative Portrait” photo contest. His work was in the cover of Insight/Incite e-Magazine Publication I Winter 2018, an online magazine by the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.

Oscar Ariel’s preferred medium is photography; his work is versatile but mainly focused in landscape, portrait and architecture photography. His photographic work is produced in color as well as in black and white and is mainly printed in photographic paper. Other medium he has experimented  is metal printing but in a smaller scale.