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Lecturer of Arts, Culture & Media, Rutgers University - Newark

Anthony Alvarez is an Artist, Photographer, Adjunct Professor and Commercial Photographer. He is the Assistant Director for SHINE Portrait Studio at Express Newark and a Newark native who still lives in Newark with his wife and daughter. A graduate of Arts High School in Newark, he earned a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and an Ed. M in Adult Education with a certificate in Higher Education Teaching from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

Anthony is a nationally recognized photographer whose fine art work has been exhibited in venues such as the Armory Show in NYC, Art Basel in Miami, and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Commercially, Anthony has worked on various national political campaigns, with international leaders, and Fortune 500 companies. His work has been published in Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, Downbeat, and Jazz Times, among others. Anthony is also a master printer who has worked with industry leading photographers retouching national advertising campaigns, and printing large scale museum exhibits as well as all the books in the Shine Portrait Studio Press.

Courses Taught
Intro to Photography
Experiments in Photography
Seminar in Contemporary Art
Figure Drawing

In Prayer, part of the Plume House of Prayer Series I (Shine Portrait Press, 2019)


  • –present
    Lecturer, Rutgers University - Newark