With over 20 years of experience as a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker, Oscar has worked extensively in the areas of documentary filmmaking, photojournalism, media education and advertising. Oscar has been a successful business owner of a bi-lingual advertising agency in New York City, lectured and taught in several universities in New York and abroad including Columbia University and The New School, and worked on assignments in photo and video journalism for United Nations, Associated Press, Notimex National News Agency of Mexico and Publicaciónes Semana of Colombia, among others.
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, he is a long-time resident of New York City. Oscar has a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Certificate in Documentary Studies from The New School. He also holds a Certificate in Filmmaking and Directing from NYU University, a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and an Advertising Degree from La Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia.
Oscar has won multiple awards in both the United States and internationally for his films and photo exhibitions. He has collaborated as a cinematographer on projects such as “Pink Boy” a 2017 webby award-winning short documentary film on the life of a gender creative boy, “Nefertiti’s Daughters” which premiered world-wide at the prestigious 2015 Aspenshorts Film Festival, and “Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile”, which made it’s world premier at the 2014 DOC NYC film festival.
Oscar is currently finalizing his experimental short film about the disappeared in Colombia, teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Filmmaking at The New School and working as a freelancer in photojournalism for the Associated Press at the United Nations and Notimex National News Agency of Mexico.