An reporter journalist in immersion
Thierry Gaytan's wide range of work shows an unusual and extended experience.
It is a truthful look on the world, and also shows a deep sensitivity towards human beings.
It is aimed at a perceptive and inquisitive public.
THIERRY GAYTAN :
He is a producer, a filmmaker, an author, and much more...
Thierry Gaytan is an investigative journalist “without compare”
Thierry Gaytán is now an independant film producer and a traveller at heard.
But he originally started his career as a photographic reporter, always hunting for the best pictures. He became an investigative journalist out of passion, and curiosity. As he likes to point out, Thierry Gaytan was a born reporter.
His professional path has been filled with great experiences and investigations worldwide.
He was still quite young when he decided to dedicate his life to filming and taking pictures in order to bring information to people, always in the most humanistic way.
Thierry Gaytan's first steps as a photographer were rewarded by the first prize at a black & white pictures competition in the Paris region (Fontenay-le-Comte).
Several exhibitions in different art galleries in Paris, Madrid, Washington or Bogota confirmed Thierry Gaytan's talent as a photographer.
He quickly became a permanent correspondant for the main television channels in Colombia, to CARACOL and RCN.
Thierry Gaytan covered major events all over the world, especially in Latin America.
Thierry Gaytan is a field man, he has produced and directed many documentaries and television programmes for some of the main French television channels (France 2, TF1, M6 and Canal +), as well as for foreign ones.
Thierry Gaytan is not scared to film in total immersion on dangerous grounds, working on sensitive subjects, in order for the viewers to exactly see the moment.
He then decided one thing: he would do everything in his power to inform people, and show as many of them as possible how important it is to give them a different perspective.
With over twenty years of experience in television documentaries about unusual topics, what started as a job, has become a big chapter in Thierry's life.
His documentary « Medellin-Paris: The Cocaine Route » recently received the prize of best documentary at the New York City International Film Festival (www.nyciff.com). It has also been selected for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (www.fliff.com).
- - "Murderous children", was broadcast on France 2 (the second National French TV channel) in a programme called Envoyé Spécial. It has also been short-listed for the Festival International du Court métrage de Clermont Ferrand, short film International Festival.
- - "Trapped by drugs : Europeans In The Hell of Peruvian Prisons" was selected for the International Monte-Carlo Film Festival. It has also been selected for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (www.fliff.com).
- - "I want to Live" (long film) has been selected for the International Film Festival of Acapulco, Mexico, FICA (www.ficaacapulco.com).
Thierry Gaytán, reporter photographer
Thierry Gaytán Started working as a photographer from a young age.
His first exhibition took place in Bogota, Colombia.
He then exhibited pictures of South American people in their everyday life in a Parisian art gallery situated rue de Rennes.
Worldwide pictures exhibitions
Thierry Gaytan's work as a photographer has been shown during exhibitions in the United-States, in Washington and New York, in Madrid (Spain) at the cultural centre «Casa de America» and at the Bernanos Gallery based in Paris, France.
He also represented Colombia at the exhibition organised by the FIAC, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (www.fiac.com) at the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 1989, he received the first prize of a black & white picture contest in the Paris region.
Thierry works as a photographer reporter in France, in the United-States, and especially in Colombia where he worked for the most popular newspapers during various events: El Tiempo, El Espectador, El País, Cromos, etc.
He also worked for many years in the fashion industry, covering fashion shows and other kinds of events for specialised magazines in France, Spain and South America: Tocado, Hair Fashion Magazine, etc.
A PROJECT, AN IDEA...
Whether you are a producer, in television, or another kind of professional, I, Thierry Gaytan, will be happy to make you benefit from my experience.
So, if you have a project in mind, do not hesitate to contact me