Esteban Felix was born in Callao, Peru, in 1972.
He began his career in 1995 as a staff photographer at El Sol and El Comercio newspapers as well as at the political magazine Oiga.
From 1998 to 2000, he participated in a World Press Photo seminar in Lima, Peru, tutored by Vincent Alabiso.
In 2000, Esteban began working for the Associated Press as a staff photographer assigned in Latin America. His past assignments have included news, Coup D’état, presidential elections, earthquakes and hurricanes.