Todd Henry is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller. He is interested in capturing visual content that examines various aspects of our society that we often take for granted through methods that are ethically and academically considered.
In his approach to photography, Todd has a strong focus on the accuracy of the visual representations he creates of individuals, communities, and places. Todd's unique perspective of the world and his appreciation of culture are a hallmark of his work.
Current location: Auckland, New Zealand.
Available for photographic assignments, private instruction, and presentations worldwide.
● Master of Environment and Society (First Class Honours), Waikato University
● Deep South National Science Challenge research grant recipient (2019)
● Winner, 2019 Sony New Zealand World Photography Award
● Co-producer, Vice (NZ) Zealandia Series documentary 'Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise' (2020 Voyager Media Awards finalist).
● Runner-up, 2019 Australian Photography Mono Awards
● Runner-up, 2018 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year
● Highly Commended, 2019 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers Competition
Vice, IFAD, New Zealand Herald, DPhoto Magazine (NZ), Capture Magazine, GQ (Australia), M2 Magazine (Australia), Spasifik Magazine (NZ), View Magazine (Germany), Radio New Zealand, Social Documentary Network (SDN), the Pacific Journalism Review (NZ), Bridget Williams Books, Photographers Without Borders, MTV, Ruptly.tv, DEF NZ, The Kava Society, Talanoa Tuesday, The Pacific Media Network (PMN), Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (2019), Journal of Psychopharmacology (2019), Poster presentation: British Psychopharmacological Society Conference (2019), Health Research Council of New Zealand (2018)
● Sony World Photography Exhibition 2019, Somerset House, London UK
● Ghost South Road (featured photographic works), Auckland, NZ (2018)
● Dignitaries and Deportees exhibition, Auckland Art Festival (2017)
● "Ethics of climate change photography", 'Atenisi University (Tonga) 2020
● "Photographing communities as a cultural outsider", Auckland Camera Centre 2019
● "Visual Representations of Climate Change". Sony Store, Auckland, NZ 2019
● Photival 2019 featured speaker on behalf of Sony NZ (Wellington, NZ)
● Carwash Photo Collective (Auckland, NZ)
● AIPA (NZ)
Testimonials: IFAD (2020) - "At the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)we invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. We help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development. IFAD works where poverty and hunger are deepest: in the most remote regions of developing countries and fragile situations, where few development agencies venture.
For IFAD, photography is a powerful tool that can be used to advocate for poor rural people, raise global awareness of rural poverty and how we are fighting it. Todd’s friendly personality, enquiring mind and strong background in environmental and social sciences makes him a natural in capturing the essence of people’s lives and livelihoods in the rural setting. While safeguarding their dignity and humanity, Todd’s photography beautifully brings to the forefront IFAD’s advocacy work and the issues that concern poor rural people."