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Lester V. Ledesma

+65 9295 3519 (SG)

+63 998 387 0328 (PH)


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Travel Photojournalist

Lester V. Ledesma has written and photographed Asia for over 14 years. His work regularly appears in international publications like Cebu Smile, Hemispheres, Asian Geographic and CNN Traveler. A native of the Philippines, he shoots the Asian region with the familiarity of home, and connects with his subjects on a deeply personal level.


2009 Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award for Travel Photography
2007 Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award for Travel Photography
2006 Asia Travel and Tourism Creative Awards (ATTA) Silver Medal for Travel Photography
2002 ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Award for Excellence in Photography
2001 Kalakbay Travel Writer of the Year (Philippines)


2009, South of East (Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore)
2008, Seeing Elvis, Singapore International Photography Festival (Old School, Singapore)
2006, The Ring, Chobimela IV (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
2006, Passage Through Europe (Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippines)
2005, Pilipinas: Travel Photographs by Lester V. Ledesma (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore)
2004, Pilipinas: The Travel Photography of Lester V. Ledesma (The Photographers’ Gallery, Singapore)
2004, Pilipinas: Travel Photography by Lester V. Ledesma (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)
2003, Bone and Stone: Unearthing the Bombon Ruins (Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippines)
2002, Nayong Pilipino: A Last Look (Filipinas Heritage Library, Philippines)

Speaking Engagements

Aside from his commercial and editorial work, Lester conducts photography lectures. In the past he has also endorsed a number of renown camera brands. His speaking engagements include:

Featured speaker on Travel Photography, 2003 and 2012 Photoworld Asia Congress (Philippines)
Featured speaker on Travel Reportage, 2010 Asian Geographic OneAsia Festival (Singapore)
Product endorser, Canon EOS 7D official website (Asia-Pacific)
Featured guest, Sony Style TV Series Season III (Asia-Pacific)
Guest lecturer on Cameraphone Photography, Sony-Ericsson and Singapore Tourism Board (Singapore)
Featured speaker on Travel Photography, Sony Imagestation Workshop (Singapore)