Contact | Bio

Contact 

Cell : 323 702 3764 

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

Bio 

I grew up in Grenoble and Provence, France, and moved to Paris to pursue photojournalism. I was sent to the U.S. on assignment, after which I traveled through Latin America and decided to make Los Angeles my base.  

I spent six months bicycling across Russia with two cameras. photographing ordinary people. Assignments have taken me to Asia, Australia, Latin America, Europe, India, the Caribbean, and North Africa. 

I shoot editorial, documemtaries, portraits, travel, corporate and advertising, and on movie sets. I work on social issues through assignments and personal projects. I shoot stills & motion. I speak English and French (fluent), and Spanish (working). 

I enjoy collaborating with photo editors, writers, art and creative directors, and most of all, subjects. I approach all shoots with curiosity, dedication, and a flexible attitude.  

When not on assignment, I stay creative by shooting 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 several museums by the UN, and 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 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. 

Short Film:  

Whistand One Night