Awards and Publications

Since 1999, Carlos L. Esguerra has received multiple national and international awards and recognitions for his works in photography. Here are his most recent awards:

. Jully 2020, Merit Award, "Olmsted Point-5103", Monochromatic category, 2020 Photography Show, Spanish Peaks Art Council, La Veta, CO.

. May 2020, Recipient of the Queens Arts Fund - New Work Grant (Individual Artist Support), Queens Council on the Arts, New York City.

. July 2019, First Prize, "Harbin Grand Theater", Architecture, Professional category, Single Entry - 13th Pollux Award, Barcelona, Spain.

· November 2017, Recipient of Luminous-Landscape Endowment's 'The Greater China Grant'.

· September 2017, Nature Photographer of the Year, 2017 International Photography Awards - Philippines.

· September 2017, Gold Medals (7): "Norway" series, Architecture - Cityscapes; "Crisologo Street-3942", Architecture - Historic; "New York Reflections" series, Architecture - Others; "Keukenhof" series, Nature - Flowers; "Kissena Park-8833", Nature - Seasons; "Olmsted Point-5103", Nature - Trees; "Crisologo Street-3942", Special - Night Photography. 2017 International Photography Awards - Philippines.

· September 2017, Silver Medals (6): "Tokyo Rainbow Bridge-4571", Architecture - Bridges; "Midtown Manhattan Skyline-1614", Architecture - Cityscapes; 'Laguna de Bay" series, Fine Art - Landscapes; "Taos Mountain-4152", Fine Art - Landscapes; 'Laguna de Bay" series, Nature - Landscapes; "Taos Mountain-4152", Nature - Landscapes. 2017 International Photography Awards - Philippines.

· September 2017, Bronze Medals (9): "Technopolis Fornebu-3715", Architecture - Cityscapes; "Penitencia" series, Deeper Perspective; "Mono Lake" series, Nature - Landscapes; "Delft-3978", Nature - Other; "Tokyo Sunset-4562", Nature - Sunset; "Kissena Park-8833", Nature - Trees; "Midtown Manhattan Skyline-1614", Special - Night Photography; "Empire State Supermoon-3269-67", Special - Night Photography; "Polar Distortions" series, Special - Special Effects. 2017 International Photography Awards - Philippines.

· August 2017, Honorable Mention, "Laguna de Bay-3774", Salmagundi Club Non-members Photography Competition, New York, NY.

· August 2017, Honorable Mention, "Calatrava" series, Architecture and Bridges category, Gala Awards 10th Pollux Competition, United Kingdom.

· June 2017, Silver Medal, "Taos Mountain-4152", category Sky, non-professional, 2017 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Paris, France.

· June 2017, Silver Medal, "Olmsted Point-5103', category Trees, non-professional, 2017 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Paris, France.

· October 2016, "Special Photographer of the Year", non-professional category, 2016 International Photography Awards-Philippines (IPA-PH), New York, NY.

· October 2016, Gold Medal, "Calatrava-Dallas-5185", Architecture: Bridges; Gold Medal, "Fall Colors of Acadia-0039-16", Nature: Seasons; Gold Medal, "Calatrava-Valencia (Series)", Special: Night Photography; Silver Medal, "Palouse Sunset-1089", Nature: Sunset; Silver Medal, "Central Park-0321", Nature: Seasons; Silver Medal, "Filipina (Series)", Fine Art: Nudes; Silver Medal, "White Sands (Series), Fine Art: Landscape; Bronze Medal, "Calatrava-Valencia-8947", Architecture: Bridges; Bronze Medal, "Central Park Twig-4673"Nature: Other; Bronze Medal, "White As Snow", Nature: Trees; non-professional category, 2016 International Photography Awards - Philippines (IPA-PH), New York, NY.

· November 2015, "Dr. Jose P. Rizal Awardee for Excellence in Arts and Literature", Order of the Knights of Rizal - New York Chapter, New York, NY.

· September 2015, Gold Medal: 'Flatiron Building-0717', Architecture-Historic; Gold Medal: 'Empire State Building-0949', Special Night Photography; Silver Medal: 'Lily-1642', Nature-Flowers; Silver Medal: 'Manhattan Bridge-8817', Architecture-Bridges; Silver Medal: 'Flatiron Building-0717', Architecture-Buildings; Bronze Medal: 'Empire State Building-0952', Architecture-Buildings; Bronze Medal: 'Empire State Building-0952', Architecture-Cityscapes; Bronze Medal: 'Gathering Seashells-3615', People-Lifestyle; Bronze Medal: 'Death Valley Dunes-9440', Nature-Landscape; Honorable Mention: 'Coron Walkway-6439', Abstract. non-professional category, 2015 International Photography Awards - Philippines (IPA-PH), New York, NY.

· June 2015, 'Death Valley Dunes-9440', Third Prize, Peoples Choice Award; and Third Prize, Nature-Earth category (Non-professional), 2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Paris, France.

· February 2015, Honorable Mention, 'Chrysler Building-8369', Cities, F2 Cities 2015, f2 Sociedad Fotografica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

· July 2014, Bronze Medal, 'Death Valley' monochrome series, Fine Art - Landscape (Non-professional) category, 2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Paris, France. The images will be exhibited as part of the Arles Foto Festival in Provence and an exhibition in Paris.

· July 2014, Recipient of the 2014 Puffin Foundation Ltd. Grant for his project "Coron".

· June 2014, 'Distinguished Alumni Award in Culture and the Arts', University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Diliman, Quezon City - Philippines.

· September 2012, Honorable Mention - 'Gehry - Disney' series, Architecture: Buildings (Non-pro) category, 2012 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA.

· September 2011, First Prize and Second Prize - 'Calatrava-Valencia' series, Night Photography (Non-pro) and Architecture: Bridges (Non-pro) categories respectively, International Photography Awards, New York, NY.

· September 2011, Honorable Mentions - 'Calatrava-Liege' series, Architecture: Buildings (Non-pro) and Fine Art: Abstract (Non-pro) categories, International Photography Awards, New York, NY.

· February 2011, 'Ani ng Dangal' Award, granted by the Republic of the Philippines through the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, Manila, Philippines.

· November 2010, GMC Medal - 'NY Skyline - 6364', Color - My Best category, 7th Swabian International Competition, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany.

. May 2010, Gold Medal Winner - 'Chrysler Building-8369',  Architecture category, Special Themes Contest, Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria.

· November 2009, Honorable Mention - 'White Sands 0404-4214', Color: Open category, 5th Main Spessart International, Veitshöchheim, Germany.

· March 2009, First Prize - 'Olmstead Point 0606-37', White, Black & Shades of Gray, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.

· January 2009, Year 2009 Awardee of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs / Greater New York Arts Development Fund "Individual Artist Support".

· December 2008, 'Pamana ng Pilipino', highest award given by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to overseas Filipinos, Malacañang Palace, Manila, Philippines.

· November 2008, Honorable Mention - ‘HK Boat Lanterns-9391’, Color: Nature, Scapes, and Architecture category, 5th Swabian International - 2008 German Mega Circuit, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany.

· June 2008, Named into Master Class 'Plus' Artist status by the American Juried Art Salon, Dallas, TX;

· February 2008, Urban Artist Initiative/NYC Fellowship Finalist in "special recognition for the quality of his work" by the Queens Council for the Arts, New York.

· November 2007, Award of Merit - 'Spring Blossom-1824', Photography category, American Juried Art Salon, Dallas, TX.

· October 2007, PSA Best of Show Gold Medal - 'White Sands 1102-05', Color: Nature, Scapes, & Architecture Theme, 4th Veitshoechheimer Foto Salon - 2007 4th German Mega Circuit, Veitshöchheim, Bavaria - Germany.

· April 2007, Third Prize – ‘White Sands' series, Nature/Landscape category; 2007 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paris, France.

· March 2007, Top Ten winner, ‘Mangrove Family-9080’, The Earth category, 2006 Image International, Photo Life Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

· December 2006, Honorable Mention – ‘Nipa Hut On The Sea-9132’, 113th Toronto International Salon Photography Competition , Toronto, Canada.

· October 2006, PSA Best of Show Gold Medal - ‘White Sands1102-02’, Nature Digital category, 3rd Swabian International - 2006 German Mega Circuit, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany.

· October 2006, Honorable Mention – ‘Dakini’, 1st Filderstadt Photo Competition - 2006 German Mega Circuit, Filderstadt, Germany.

· May 2006, Gold Medal – ‘Baklad-5342’, Salon 1 – Monochrome Prints (General), Trierenberg Austrian Circuit, Linz, Austria.

· February 2006, Second Prize – ‘Dakini’, Colors of India Competition, Outdoor Photographer, Los Angeles, CA.

· October 2005, First Prize – Color, ‘Look Up – New York’, 12th Annual International Photography Competition, American Institute of Architects – Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

· September 2005, Award of Excellence, ‘Dakini’, Fall 2005 National Juried Exhibition, The American Juried Art Salon, Dallas, TX.

· June 2005, First Prize, ‘Solitario’, 2005 Annual Juried Photography Exhibition by Non-Members, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

· May 2005, Winner of 2 Gold Medals - 'Yellowstone Tree 0105-30' (Trees) and 'Santa Fe Art Institute 0404-08' (Architecture); 4th Special Themes Competition - Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria.

· January 2005, Best of Show, Artist Profile Award winner, and an exhibition at Manhattan Arts International Gallery, 'White Sands1102-02', Small Works 2005, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY.

· March 2005, Top 10 Winner, ‘Solitario’, Call of Nature Category, 2004 Image International, Photo Life Magazine, Toronto, Canada.

· Interior Design Magazine, July 2007 issue, New York, NY
· Photo Life Magazine, March 2007 issue, Toronto, Canada
· Hasselblad Camera V-System Product Catalog 2005-2006, Goteborg, Sweden
· Photo Life Magazine, March 2005 issue, Toronto, Canada
· Best of Photography Annual 2005, Serbin Communications, Santa Barbara, CA
· Best of Photography Annual 2004, Serbin Communications, Santa Barbara, CA
· Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit Catalog, Linz, Austria, November 2004
· Spa Magazine, March/April 2004
· Popular Photography & Imaging, January 2004
· Photo Life Magazine, March 2003
· Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, 4/2002 Issue
· Shutterbug magazine December 2002