Carlos Alvarez Montero, 1974, Mexico, is a photographer that focuses on identity, indiviuality and appearances. After 12 years of working in Mexico City as a photographer he decided to go to New York to complete a two year MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. For his series Scars he made 20 portraits of people from Mexico City that decided to engrave ink marks on their neck or face as a statement of their life experiences. Throughout his projects the theme of identity is apparent. The following images come from his projects Scars, Covers (Adopt & Adapt) and M (De Michoacán).