Matthew Finkelstein, Bernie Sanders supporter, for Le Parisien Magazine.

Matthew Finkelstein, Bernie Sanders supporter, for Le Parisien Magazine. 

Gilles Mingasson

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Contact 

Cell : 323 702 3764 

E-mail : gilles-m@pacbell.net or gilles@mingasson.com 

Bio 

I grew up in Grenoble, France, before moving to Paris to pursue photojournalism. After I was sent to the U.S. on assignment, I traveled through Latin America before making Los Angeles my base. 

In 1990, I headed East and spent six months bicycling 7,500 miles across the Soviet Union with two cameras. On the eve of profound changes, I was lucky to be able to photograph ordinary people who had lived their entire lives under the Soviet state. 

Today, I shoots features, environmental portraits, production stills, travel, corporate and advertising, and I work on social issues through assignments and personal projects. I shoot 35mm and medium format, digital or film, multi-media and video. I speak English, Spanish and French. My assignments have taken me to Asia, Australia, Latin America, Europe, India, the Caribbean, and North Africa. 

My personal work on Latinos in the U.S. won an American Photography Award, and pictures of an Eskimo village threatened by climate change were featured at the International Center of Photography in New York, and in European and U.S. museums as part of an United Nations exhibit. 

Some of my clients are : National Geographic Books, Time, The Smithsonian, Capital, Challenges, VSD, L'Equipe Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine, Paris Match, Le Nouvel Observateur, Der Spiegel, Focus, Donna, Discovery Channel, BBC America, BBC Worlwide, Scripps Networks, ABC, Disney, Mark Burnett Productions, Advanced Bionics, Microsoft, Bechtel, Target, Nike, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs and Apple. 

Exhibits: 

• 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 (a film on people who apply the death penalty in the U.S.), for Capa and France2.  

The NASCAR Dads, for France2-Envoyé Spécial.