IFAD Photo Mission 2019
Tau 'alu faikava
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Re:News "In photos: living with a mother with dementia
I have been documenting dementia in the Pasifika community as a personal project for the last couple of years. The project was brought on by watching my Tongan mother in law as she advanced through various stages of dementia, as well as the ways in which my wife and her siblings navigated it here in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the Pacific Islands, there generally aren't widely...
Nov 21, 2022
Tuvalu kan deze eeuw in zee verdwijnen, en wordt nu al onleefbaar. Wat gebeurt met de inwoners?
Tuvalu: Kleine eilanden in de Stille Oceaan zullen verdwijnen door klimaatverandering. Maar voor de bevolking die er weg zal moeten is op de top in Egypte geen aandacht. ‘We zinken’. View on nrc.nl ↗
Nov 20, 2022
PHOTOESSAY: Visual peregrinations in the realm of kava
I got a photo feature and written piece published in the latest Pacific Journalism Review. Download it online here: https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/article/view/1252/1573
Aug 11, 2022
Aotearoa supports Ukraine Photos
Mar 4, 2022
Kava photos and interview on Vice
I was recently contacted by Vice to share some of my photos from my "Tau 'Alu Faikava" collection, along with an interview on the project and kava itself. Enjoy! Photos of Kava Drinking Sessions From Around the Pacific People throughout the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Tonga have been consuming the powdered root drink for thousands of years.
Jan 9, 2021
Carwash Photo Group Website is live!
The brand new Carwash Photo Group website is now live online. It features a selection of work from all of our talented members and a link to the online store . https://www.carwashphoto.com/todd-henry links directly to my page within the website. Carwash Photo Group
Aug 2, 2020
Carwash Photo Group Exhibition
Last week the opening of the fifth annual Carwash Photo Group exhibition was held at the AllPress Coffee studio on Drake Street in Auckland City. It was a great turnout, and all of the photos on display were of a very high standard. This year's exhibition was significant for myself, as two of my works were included in the exhibition this year and I am very proud to have been...
Aug 2, 2020
Friends of Tonga Virtual Event: Gangsters in Paradise Discussion with Film Producer Todd Henry
Please join myself and Friends of Tonga as we virtually "sit down" to discuss the 2019 film Gangsters in Paradise on Friday, May 29 from 7:00-8:00 PM EST. More details and RSVP at the link below. Virtual Event: Gangsters in Paradise Discussion with Film Producer Todd Henry Please join Friends of Tonga as we virtually "sit down" with Film Producer Todd Henry!...
May 15, 2020
I recently received my master's degree diploma from Waikato University in the mail. I was away working in Tonga when the actual graduation ceremony took place, but I would like to thank my supervisors, Dr. Priya Kurian and Dr. Debashish Munshi, Dr. Apo Aporosa, my wife 'Anau, and everyone who participated in my research efforts in Tuvalu and abroad. If you would like to read the...
May 10, 2020
Masters thesis on the Waikato University Commons
My masters thesis on visual representations of climate change in Tuvalu is currently available for free download on the Waikato Commons website. Download it and have a read if it's something that is of interest! Here is what they say about it: This thesis seeks to explore local Tuvaluan feelings and perceptions on the visual representation of Tuvalu in international climate change...
Mar 5, 2020
New Tonga and Solomon Islands collection!
I have just put together a selection of photos from an IFAD photo mission that I went on back in December 2019 to Tonga and the Solomon Islands. The photo mission was a great success and we captured some innovative and encouraging rural and economically sustainable livelihoods in the communities we visited. Hoping to do more like this in the future! Todd Henry Photography,...
Mar 5, 2020
Re: The Solomon Islands Skateboarding Scene
I was recently in the Solomon Islands on a UN agriculture development photo mission. While walking around Honiara one afternoon, I ran into a group of local skaters. Since I was on official business I didn't have my skateboard with me, but I stopped to talk to them and shoot some photos. The result is this short piece on Re:News about the skateboarding scene in Honiara....
Jan 28, 2020
D-Photo Issue 93 Feature
A piece that I wrote about photographing other cultures as an outsider was recently featured in Issue 93 of D-Photo Magazine. Check it out! D-Photo 93, December 2019 — January 2020 Pick up D-Photo 93 for your massive end-of-year dose of photographic inspiration and education! Take a closer look at the natural world and discover photography’s power to heal with Denise...
Jan 27, 2020
Tonight I will be presenting a “masterclass in advocacy photography” at ‘Atenisi University here in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The event is free and there will be refreshments provided.
Nov 4, 2019
Waikato University News: "Visual masters for prized photographer"
Waikato University News recently put up a piece about my research in Tuvalu. Visual masters for prized photographer Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Todd Henry has just submitted his masters thesis at the University of Waikato, and perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves photographs.
Oct 2, 2019
Re: Tuvalu as Tuvaluans want you to see it.
I recently wrote a piece based on my academic research of visual representations of climate change in Tuvalu that was published on New Zealand's Re:news along with some photos. So far the feedback on the story from Tuvaluans has been positive. It is clear that an alternative, more realistic, representation of what life is actually like in Tuvalu is much needed. I believe that...
Sep 27, 2019
Mono Awards Runner-up!
Thanks to the Mono Awards for selecting my photo for the runner-up in the people category! The Mono Awards 2019 - The Winners! - Australian Photography The winners and runners up from the inaugural Mono Awards black and white photography competition.
Sep 16, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review Photo Essay
I am proud to announce that a series of my photos from the Deportees of Tonga project, along with a written piece were printed and published in the latest Pacific Journalism Review. PHOTOESSAY: Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga | Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa
Sep 16, 2019
Solo exhibition at Vunilagi Vou
Last Tuesday, August 6th, I was fortunate enough to hold the opening of my first ever solo exhibition at Vunilagi Vou gallery in Otahuhu. It is an honour to have my work recognised at this new gallery that aims to support South Auckland and Pacific artists. From the Vunilagi Vou website: "As part of his postgraduate research, Henry has analysed the visual representation of...
Aug 13, 2019
World Photography Organisation Print Sale
The World Photography Organisation website has my 2019 winning photo up for sale. Available in five different sizes! Printed on sustainable and high quality Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching paper. Amish Woman and Baby Todd Henryprinted on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching An Amish woman cradles her...
Jul 25, 2019
Tagata Pasifika Interview
TP+ ‘Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise’ filmmaker showcases deportee photo series Director of 'Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise' Todd Henry has developed a reputation for creating imagery which focuses on accuracy of representation. The photographer and filmmaker was at the Sony Photo Talk to screen his short...
Jul 11, 2019
Upcoming Photo Talk
I will be hosting another photo talk on behalf of Sony New Zealand at the Sylvia Park Sony Store on July 9 from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Anyone who would like to attend must RSVP at this link , as spaces are limited. Todd Henry Photo Talk Award-winning documentary photographer discusses his craft
Jul 3, 2019
Photo featured on theconversation.com
One of my photos from the ongoing kava documentary project has been used by Dr. Apo Aporosa to accompany his piece on kava and imperialism in Australia. Read it here. Australia's discussion of kava imports reflects lack of cultural understanding Australia is considering whether to double the amount of kava people can bring into the country...
Jun 19, 2019
Madagascar Roadtrip Video
Footage I had since 2017 and only just got a chance to make something out of!
Jun 19, 2019
Gangsters in Paradise film on DPhoto.co.nz
As part of my photographer feature in Issue 90, D-Photo Magazine has shared a link to the Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga film that I worked on with Vice in late 2018/ early 2019. Click here to watch the film on D-photo's website. Malo 'aupito D-Photo! Todd Henry: Gangsters in Paradise documentary Todd Henry has spent a lot of time in the...
May 22, 2019
D-Photo Issue 90
D-Photo Issue 90 is on sale now, and if you pick it up and turn to page 50 you will see that I have a 10 page feature of a selection of my photos along with a well-written piece by Hannah Spyksma. It's an honour to be featured in such a great magazine, and I sincerely thank them for the support. Click here to buy a digital copy Click here to buy a printed copy ...
May 16, 2019
Photographers Without Borders Magazine: Issue 12
A 2017 portrait that I shot of a friendly Malagasy lady in Andasibe, Madagascar is featured in the "Staff Picks" section of their latest publication. Issue #12, April 2019. Cover photo by Michael Aboya. Photographers Without Borders PWB is the leading community of storytellers building capacity for grassroots organizations worldwide.
May 16, 2019
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Competition
I am proud to announce that my 2018 documentary photography work in both Rēkohu and Tonga (Deportees of Tonga) were respectively selected as Commended and Highly Commended in the Documentary Photography/Photojournalism Categories of the 2019 Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Competition. Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Awards 2019 - Capture...
May 13, 2019
Sony NZ's Alpha Bravo Website Photography Feature - TODD HENRY: DOCUMENTING THE DEPORTED AND DISPLACED IN TONGA
Sony New Zealand has kindly featured my work from Tonga on their website along with a nicely written piece by Lara Wyatt. Click here to read the story and see the photos. Todd Henry: Documenting the Deported and Displaced in Tonga – Alpha Bravo
May 13, 2019
Amish Lady and Baby photo on display at Somerset House in London
My winning photo from the World Photography Organisation contest was recently on display at Somerset House in London. Unfortunately, the exhibition ended on May 6th, but it is an honour to have had it featured there among so many other great photographs. Thanks to my friend Shay (A Kiwi living in London) for going down to check it out and reporting back with some photos of my photo....
May 11, 2019
Photival Presentation Reflection
Last Tuesday (May 7th) I presented at the Te Auaha Gallery in Wellington as part of the Photival photographer lecture series, and on behalf of Sony New Zealand . It was great to get out of Auckland for a couple of days, and the turnout for my presentation was excellent. I think I touched on all of the points that I wanted to regarding my photographic practive and approaches. I...
May 11, 2019
Photo featured in Vincent O'Malley's new Book: The New Zealand Wars/ Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa
A photo that I shot back in 2016 of a group of Māori girls performing a tradtional song at Auckland Museum was recently featured as a full page display in Vincent O'Malley's new Book: The New Zealand Wars/ Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa. Thanks to Bridget Williams Books for the support and for the free copy of the book too. I look forward to reading it! Pre-order a copy here....
May 11, 2019
Deportee Portraits on Social Documentary Network
Click here to view the exhibit on SDN . Deportees of Tonga The South Pacific nation of Tonga is widely known for its remote islands, idyllic beaches and conservative Christian values. What many may not know is that there are currently approximately 700 deportees in the Kingdom who have been sent back to...
Apr 7, 2019
The Closing of Vice New Zealand
Back in July of 2017 Vice NZ published some photos I took of Tonga's emerging skate scene, I had always wanted to shoot photos for Vice so the fact that they took interest in my photos was a pretty big deal at the time. Soon after the piece was posted online I got in touch with Vice NZ's editor, Frances Morton, and asked if she was keen to feature more of my work. Over the...
Apr 7, 2019
M2 Magazine: The World In A Moment "“ Sony World Photography Awards
The latest copy of M2, New Zealand's premiere Men's magazine, did a feature on my entry in the Sony World Photography Awards. Available online and in print. The World In A Moment – Sony World Photography Awards – M2 Magazine
Apr 7, 2019
I am proud to announce that I will be speaking on my photography work at this year's Photival event in Wellington on May 7, 2019 from 7:00-8:00pm. Come by if you are in the area! From the Photival website: "Photival is a not-for-profit documentary photography festival focusing on social, economic and environmental issues from around the globe. Our aim is to show people thought...
Apr 4, 2019
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