Julio Nazario is a graduate of Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University with an M.F.A. in Visual Arts and Queens College (CUNY) with a B.A. in Philosophy He is an artist working primarily in black and white photography. He was Instructor of Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City for ten years and an adjunct associate professor at La Guardia Community College (CUNY) for 17 years. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Currently, Julio Nazario is retired where he worked as Assistant Dean for Outreach, Special Initiatives and Assessment in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for 20 years. He enjoys traveling and spending his time in his studio in Kingston, NY.