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Contact 

1 323 702 3764 

gilles-m@pacbell.net or gilles@mingasson.com 

About 

I am based in Los Angeles. I shoot Stills on movie and TV sets, and I have photographed people and places in over twenty five countries for editiorial and commercial assignments, including eight books for National Geographic.  

I collaborate with photo editors, art directors, writers, and subjects. I approach assignments with curiosity and passion, telling stories with strong aesthetics and a sense of place. 

I shoot editorial, documentaries, portraits, travel, corporate, advertising (stills & motion), and movie sets Stills. I speak English, French, and Spanish. 

When not on assignment, I work on personal projects. My 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. I am currently working on a personal project in Tokyo. 

I am also a lecturer / presenter, and an International Photo Contest Jury Member. 

Some of my 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") 

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 (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)