Miguel Gómez (photographer)
March 29, 1974
|Residence||New York City, U.S|
|Education||Jorge Tadeo Lozano University|
Miguel Gómez (born March 29, 1974) is a Colombian-born and New York City-based American Photographer and visual artist, whose style is marked by/best known for his work in fine art photography, portrait, editorial and landscape photography.
Early life and education
After graduating from high school, Gómez enrolled at the Architecture School of Bogotá's Universidad de Los Andes and eventually continued and completed his studies at Universidad de Bogotá, Jorge Tadeo Lozano from 1994 to 1999, earning a Professional (Bachelor of Arts) Degree in Advertising with a Graphic Design Emphasis.
While at Advertising school, Gómez decided to put all his efforts into pursuing a career in Photography. However, his work in photography dates as early as 1989 when he was 15 years old. During 1991 - 1992 (his last two high school years), this dedication grew and he spent almost every day in the darkroom, and shooting film with a complete 35mm kit.
Gomez's initial photographic interests were based on views of the street and urban landscapes. Later on, working as an assistant photographer (while still a university student), enriched his experience and put him in direct contact with commercial photography. In 1998, he upgraded to medium and large film formats and soon embraced the digital era as well. As a consequence of the exploration of the possibilities this formats gave, his body of work evolved in the exploration of broader topics.
- Photographer at - .:. mgpixlab
- Photographer at Advertising Agencies & Magazines and for Fine Art.
In 2000 Gómez's first editorial commission was for Architectural Digest Magazine / Latin American Edition.
Later on his photographs were featured in some of the most important local magazines: Fucsia,Cromos, SoHo, Estilo Fedco, Don Juan, Axxis, Semana, Rolling Stone. His work covered fashion, portraiture, architecture, stills and reportage. Some of the editorial portrait subjects from this period ranged from Colombian ex-president Álvaro Uribe Vélez to race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya and alternative rock band Aterciopelados.
Gómez provided work for almost every major publication in Bogotá for more than 5 years and for advertising agencies such as Lowe & Partners/SSP3 (Lowe Worldwide), Bates and Ogilvy & Mather. His photography work for architect Giancarlo Mazzanti was also featured in The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.
In addition, Gómez lectured on different levels of photography at Bogotá's top universities for 7 years. He was offered a place as a photography lecturer in the Fine Arts School of the Universidad de Los Andes by Carolina Franco (then dean of the Fine Arts School), shortly after having already decided to travel abroad to the U.S.A., the U.K. and Continental Europe to focus on his personal work and expand on his international experience.
- London England: Freelance Photographer at ASOS.com
- Bogotá Photography Teacher/Lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
- Bogotá Photography Teacher/Lecturer at Politécnico Grancolombiano
- Bogotá Photography Teacher/Lecturer at Universidad de Bogotá, Jorge Tadeo Lozano
- Bogotá Photography Teacher/Lecturer at Universidad Central
- Bogotá Photography Teacher/Lecturer at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Gómez has also lived and worked in Los Angeles, London, and is currently based in New York City where he works as a freelance photographer. He is also involved in artistic and curatorial projects and in photographic education.
- London: Southbank Centre / Coin Street Festival Exhibit: "Equilibrium". 2009-2010.
- Invitation to Photographic Exhibit: Fotográfica Bogotá. May - Jun. 2009 A selection of 15 B/W Portraits by Miguel Gómez, along with work by: Bettina Rheims, Nan Goldin, Erwin Olaf, Eugenio Recuenco, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Ristelhueber, Loan Nguyen, Alexandre Orion, Chuck Close, Gottfried Helnwein, Graciela Sacco, Martin de Thurah, Olaf Breuning, Peter Beste, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tom Chambers, Alberto Korda, Arnold Newman, Bernard Silvesten, Man Ray, Graciela Iturbide.
Awards, Presentations and Distinctions
- Featured and Showcased on Culture Trip's Website: - 7 Photographers from Bogotá to Check Out 2017.
- Nominee / "Amphibia" - Sixth Annual Black and White Awards: - The Spider Awards: 2011.
- Artwork (cover) for Thom Carter’s Album -‘Son Clair’ - London Soundmap experimental audio project Released London, 2009.
- Featured and Showcased on the British Fashion Website: - "Iqons": 15 Minutes of Fame: London, 2008. / Archived: Site closed in late 2012.
- Pecha Kucha Night Bogota - Farewell Presentation: PKN Vol.IV: 2007 - Profile and Video Link
- Featured and Showcased on: - Popular de Lujo 2005-2007.
- Finalist: Photography Lecturing Contest - Universidad Nacional de Colombia: August 2004.
- Member of the Board of Directors at the Colombian Photographers Association ASOFOTO / ACF: Jun. 2002 - Dec. 2004.
- Honorary Mention - Fotomaratón - Fotomuseo: Images of the City: Oct. 2001: (Amanecer, Monserrate: Item 31 of 50): FotoMaratón. Plus: All versions of the competition
- Shared: - Cannes Young Creatives Competition / Semana - with University Creative Advertising Partner: Studio Arellano: June 1999.
- Cromos Magazine August 2004
- The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture (Seccion Sur America] "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2010-11-24. and 
- Fotográfica Bogotá 09 - Miguel Gómez at the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño 
- miguel gomez photography | mgpixlab
- Official Blog
- Popular de Lujo Website / Bio and Review and Collaborations
- Don Juan Magazine Website - May 2007 and Original Source
- Gómez's photo artwork for Thom Carter’s ‘Son Clair’ London experimental audio project / Album released in 2009