Gilles Mingasson

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Gilles Mingasson began his career working as a photojournalist, traveling extensively for international magazines, commercial clients, and National Geographic Books. Having spent six month cycling 12.000 kms across Russia and Siberia to document a changing country, Gilles was hired by Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and ABC to photograph adventure shows and documentaries. He fell in love with set photography, and soon joined IATSE. Film credits include Rodrigo Garcia's "Raymond & Ray" (Apple TV+), with Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, "Four Good Days", starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, and "Last Days in the Desert", starring Ewan McGregor with cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, and "Wakefield" (with Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner), the Netflix Sundance drama "To The Bone" (Keanu Reeves, Lily Collins), as well as unit stills and key art for television series and commercial campaigns. 

When not on assignment, Gilles works on personal projects. His pictures of an Eskimo village threatened by climate change were featured at the International Center of Photography in New York, and exhibited in museums in the U.S. and Europe. A photo essay on Latinos in the U.S. won an American Photography Award. He is currently working on a personal project in Tokyo when time allows. 

Gilles is also a lecturer / presenter, and an International Photo Contest Jury Member. 

Clients: National Geographic Books, The Smithsonian Magazine, ABC, Disney, NBC, Hulu, Netflix, Freeform, Disney+, The Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC America, BBC Worlwide,The Food Network, Advanced Bionics, Microsoft, Airbnb, Bechtel, Target, adidas, Nike, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Apple, Yardi, Capital, L'Equipe Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine, Paris Match, l'Obs, Le Parisien Magazine, M Magazine, Der Spiegel, Focus. 

Award: American Photography Award (for "Latino USA") 


• The End of Shishmaref - Global Warming: International Center of Photography, New York, Nobel Peace Center, Olso | Bozar Museum, Brussel | Ministry of Culture, Monaco | Field Museum, Chicago | Wave Hiil, New York. 

• Moments Between Millenniums: Los Angeles Public Library. 

Film documentaries: 

The Executioners (52 min on people who apply the death penalty in the U.S.), for Capa and France2.  

The NASCAR Dads, for France2 - Envoyé Spécial. 

Short Film: (award winning): Whistand One Night 

(photo Sarah Levy)