Miguel Gómez (photographer)

Miguel Gómez (born March 29, 1974) is a Colombian-American photographer and visual artist, based in New York City, whose style is marked by/best known for his work in fine art photography, portrait, editorial and landscape photography.

Miguel Gómez
Born (1974-03-29) March 29, 1974 (age 50)
Bogotá, Colombia
EducationJorge Tadeo Lozano University
Known forPhotography

Gómez currently works between London and New York City.

Early life and education


He completed his primary and secondary education at Colegio San Carlos, a bilingual private school which he attended from 1981 to 1992 in Bogotá, Colombia.

After graduating from high school, Gómez enrolled in the Architecture School of Bogotá's Universidad de Los Andes and eventually continued and completed his studies at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University from 1994 to 1999, earning a Professional (Bachelor of Arts) Degree in Advertising with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

While at advertising school, Gómez decided to put all his efforts into pursuing a career in photography. However, his work in the medium dates as early as 1989, when he was 15 years old. During 1991–1992 (his last two high school years), this dedication grew significantly, and he spent almost every day after school in the darkroom, processing film rolls he had shot with a complete 35mm kit.

Gomez's initial photographic interests were based on deadpan views of the street, architecture and urban landscapes. Later on, while working as an assistant photographer (while still being a university student), Gómez established direct contact with commercial photography, agencies, fashion shoots and larger productions.

In 1998, he upgraded from the smaller 35mm film format to medium format and large format, and by 2000 started working with digital photography. As a consequence of the exploration of the possibilities these formats gave, his body of work evolved and embraced broader topics.



Gómez's first editorial commission was for Architectural Digest Magazine / Latin American Edition. He provided work for almost every major publication in Bogotá for more than 5 years and for advertising agencies such as Lowe & Partners/SSP3, (now MullenLowe Group), Bates and Ogilvy & Mather. Subsequently his photographs were featured in some of the most important Colombian magazines: Fucsia, Cromos,[1] SoHo (magazine), Estilo Fedco, Donjuan (magazine), Axxis, Semana, and Rolling Stone, (North Cone edition). His editorial work covered fashion, portraiture, architecture, stills and reportage.

His photography work for architect Giancarlo Mazzanti was also featured in The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.[2]

Gómez's work has also been published in Avianca's magazine, and El Tiempo.

In addition, Gómez lectured on different levels of photography at Bogotá's most important universities for 7 years. He worked for the Fine Art, Media, Graphic Design, Advertising and Engineering schools of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Politécnico Grancolombiano, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Central University and Francisco José de Caldas District University. He was also 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 to the United States, the U.K. and continental Europe to focus on his personal work and expand his international experience.

Some of the editorial portrait subjects from Gómez's career have ranged from Colombian ex-president Álvaro Uribe Vélez and politician and diplomat Noemí Sanín, to race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya and alternative rock band Aterciopelados.

Gómez has lived and worked previously in Los Angeles, and London, England where he worked as a freelance photographer for ASOS.com. He is currently based in New York City. In addition to his photography career, Gómez is actively involved in artistic and curatorial projects, and in photographic education.

Gómez works mainly with Mamiya RZ67, Sinar and Canon Inc. equipment.

Major exhibitions


Awards, presentations and distinctions



  1. ^ "Cromos Magazine / Aug. '04". Issuu. October 5, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  2. ^ The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture (Seccion Sur America] "The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture | Architecture | Phaidon Store". Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2010. and [1]
  3. ^ Fotográfica Bogotá 09 - Miguel Gómez at the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño
  4. ^ "FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ 2009". www.fotomuseo.org. Retrieved June 23, 2020.