Jes Aznar is a full time documentary photographer based in the Philippines. Focusing mainly on the Philippines’ feudal present and the hegemony of conquering powers, he travels and shoot to find his country’s place in this new globalized order.
After quitting a lucrative job in advertising to pursue photojournalism, he has since then worked for Agence France-Presse, New York based Reflex News agency and gmanews.tv. His works has been published on the pages of The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Stern, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Asia Geo magazine, among others.
Jes took up Advertising at the pontifical University of Santo Tomas, and painting at the University of the Philippines and at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University where he took up subjects in photojournalism.