Carlos L. Esguerra was born in the Philippines, and is now living in New York City. He was in the computer field for 36 years, starting as a programmer analyst for IBM Corporation in White Plains, NY, and later as founder and president of CLÉ Systèmes, Inc. for 12 years. He took early retirement from his business in 2003 to devote his time to his rediscovered passion – photography.
Since 1999 as a landscape and fine arts photographer, he has received more than 50 national and international awards, and his works had been selected in numerous juried exhibitions in many states in the U.S. and in other countries such as Canada, Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden.
He loves to capture the beauty of nature with the least number of elements, framed and composed in a simple austere view. Interviewed onstage in Linz, Austria during the Awards Ceremony for the Hasselblad Austrian Circuit, he was asked why he likes the “quiet” or “silent” style of photography. Esguerra replied he was influenced strongly by Japanese Zen principles. He said, "I strive to make my photographs simple, clean, and uncluttered".
He studied Business and Economics at the University of the Philippines, and obtained his MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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HONORABLE MENTION - Color: Open category, 5th Main Spessart International, Veitshöchheim, Germany, November 2009
FIRST PRIZE WINNER - Color, 11th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, October 2002
Temple of Light
JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER - "Luminescence IV", Cookeville, TN, June 2003
Reflections On Li River
SECOND PRIZE WINNER - Color, 11th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, October 2002