John L. Silva
John L. Silva is a Philippine writer, arts and culture consultant, fundraiser, and blogger. Currently he is senior consultant of the National Museum. He is an expert on grant writing and advocacy writing, running ongoing workshops to train writers in these literary arts. His blog, JOHN'S THOUGHTS AND DEEDS, is a compilation of his well-crafted articles and announcements of his ongoing advocacy writing and grants writing workshops.
He is a writer and lecturer on Philippine photographs. He wrote on the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes Museum collection of rare photographs for the January-February 1998 issue of the prestigious Hong Kong based magazine "Arts of Asia." In May 2003 he delivered a lecture on the advent of Philippine photography in the 19th century at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila In the lecture he discussed the work of A. Honiss, Franco Van Kamp, Manuel Arias Rodriguez, W.W. Wood, Wood Hijos, and Felix Laureano.