2018 Nominee, ‘The Order of National Artist of the Philippines’

An international award-winning photographer, Rupert Jacinto is a recipient of the Asian Cultural Center award in the UNESCO-sponsored “Women of Asia” photographic exposition, held in Tokyo, Japan, for his portrait of Tingting Cojuangco. He has received a Certificate of Commendation from the Professional Photographers of America for representing the country in the 91st International Exposition, held in Las Vegas. Nevada.

Rupert Jacinto has had one-man exhibits in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Palm Beach, San Francisco. Taipei. Manila and Cebu.



“He is called ‘High Society Photographer of the Philippines,’ a New York Post’s columnist considers him as one of the foremost photographers of the Far East while Stephanie Mansfield of The Washington Post glowingly refers to him as the “Photographer to the faaabulous” describing him as a “disco version of Lord Snowdon .. who has been snapping his way into the parlors of some of America’s most socially prominent women”. Indeed, Rupert Jacinto has photographed some of the most glamorous and richest women of the world. His list of clientele reads like a list of who’s who in the world. Bearers of such names as Vanderbilt, Rockefeller. Gucci. Picasso, McFadden, Trump and royalty: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Countess Camille Chandon, and Countess Ulla Wachtmeister were among those who sat before his camera.”

Reprinted from the coffee table book, "Best of the Philippines.''

Published by Almandine, Garnet and Sorrel Inc., 1990

“Women like Ivana Trump, estranged wife of Donald Trump, have an image to keep. The attractive former model certainly does not just allow anybody to photograph her. One of those privileged to have taken her portrait was Filipino photographer Rupert Jacinto. “I photographed her in the living room of the Trump residence in the Trump Tower in New York,” said the visiting Jacinto while looking at Ivana Trump’s portrait at the ongoing ‘Philippine’s Best” trade exhibit at the Asiaworld Plaza Hotel in Taipei.”

Nancy T. Lu

The China Post, June 14, 1995

“A truly sensitive artist that make all Filipinos proud and enriched.”

Madame Imelda Marcos

“Philippine Society’s Portraitist Par Excellence!”‘

Baron Patrick Rothschild de Koenigswarter

“An accomplished artist and photographer. I consider myself lucky to have been a model of his from the early days.”

Chito Madrigal Collantes

“Photography has given Rupert Jacinto a lot of exposure to the rich and famous. New York, where the Filipino photographer lived from 1983 to 1990, had opened a lot of avenues for me.” A typical working day for Jacinto meant long hours of photo sessions with the likes of Ivana Trump, Kimberly Rockefeller, Jennifer Gucci, Virginia Vanderbilt Burke, Princess Chantal and Countess Camille Chandon from the famous champagne family. ‘They all project confidence, power and enthusiasm”, says Jacinto. For the privilege rubbing elegant elbows, “they flatter me by putting their best face forward, In exchange, I would say “I flatter them with my artistry.”


May 1991

“He has been featured in a number of America’s largest and most prestigious publications, led by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, The Palm Beach Daily News and others. His works have been featured in Architectural Digest, Travel and Leisure, Asiaweek and in a coffee table book of New York Celebrities. His portraits have been featured in Best of the Philippines and Filipino Excellence coffee table books.”

Reprinted from the coffee table book "Filipino Achievers in the USA and Canada"

lsabelo T Crisostomo, Bookhaus Publishers, 1996 U.S.A.

“Jacinto, long considered one of the foremost photographers of the Far East, is no stranger to beautiful women around the world. Jacinto spent the last few months in the salons and drawing rooms photographing New York’s good looking women”

Aileen "Suzy" Mehle

The New York Post, 1988

“Beautiful work”

Former President Corazon Aquino

“Elegant expressions of our society”

Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala