Todd Henry

Documentary photographer, photojournalist and visual storyteller.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealander & American
Biography: Social Documentary / Visual Ethnography. Todd Henry is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and visual storyteller.  He is interested in capturing visual content that examines various aspects of our society that we often take for... read on
The Closing of Vice New Zealand
todd henry
Apr 7, 2019
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 following year and nine months, Vice NZ featured a number of my photos, photo essays, and written work, some of which were popular on Vice's main international platform.  I was given some really interesting photo assignments, and I travelled to Tonga and the Chatham Islands on Vice photo missions.   These are trips that I will never forget.

I extend my sincerest gratitude to the team at Vice New Zealand for giving me a chance to get my work out there, and for taking my concepts and proposals seriously.  Vice NZ gave me the opportunity to be involved in projects that I could only dream of before.  It was always exciting to have something published with Vice and I will miss working with the team.

While I am sad that Vice New Zealand recently closed its Auckland office, I am also excited about the future and where it may lead as the team settles into other journalism roles.  Networks will be extended, and I am sure more exciting projects will be created.

The Spinoff recently published a story featuring "The best of Vice New Zealand", which showcases some of Vice's most memorable pieces, including a few of the stories that I photographed.

  The best of Vice New Zealand
         With Vice NZ sadly closing its doors last week, here's a round-up of some of the excellent work produced by the editorial staff over the last few years. The New Zealand editorial arm of global youth media outlet Vice closed on Friday, with five...

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Friends of Tonga Virtual Event: Gangsters in Paradise Discussion with Film Producer Todd Henry

By Todd Henry — Please join myself and Friends of Tonga as we virtually "sit down" to discuss the 2019 film..


By Todd Henry / Array — I recently received my master's degree diploma from Waikato University in the mail.  I was away..

Masters thesis on the Waikato University Commons

By Todd Henry / tuvalu — My masters thesis on visual representations of climate change in Tuvalu is currently available for free..

New Tonga and Solomon Islands collection!

By Todd Henry / solomon islands — I have just put together a selection of photos from an IFAD photo mission that I went on back in December..
Media News

Re: The Solomon Islands Skateboarding Scene

By Todd Henry — I was recently in the Solomon Islands on a UN agriculture development photo mission.  While walking..

D-Photo Issue 93 Feature

By Todd Henry / Auckland — A piece that I wrote about photographing other cultures as an outsider was recently featured in Issue 93 of..

‘Atenisi tonight

By Todd Henry — Tonight I will be presenting a “masterclass in advocacy photography” at ‘Atenisi..

Waikato University News: "Visual masters for prized photographer"

By Todd Henry — Waikato University News recently put up a piece about my research in Tuvalu.     Visual masters..

Re: Tuvalu as Tuvaluans want you to see it.

By Todd Henry — I recently wrote a piece based on my academic research of visual representations of climate change in Tuvalu..

Mono Awards Runner-up!

By Todd Henry — Thanks to the Mono Awards for selecting my photo for the runner-up in the people category!   The Mono..

Pacific Journalism Review Photo Essay

By Todd Henry — I am proud to announce that a series of my photos from the Deportees of Tonga project, along with a written..

Solo exhibition at Vunilagi Vou

By Todd Henry — Last Tuesday, August 6th, I was fortunate enough to hold the opening of my first ever solo exhibition at..

World Photography Organisation Print Sale

By Todd Henry — The World Photography Organisation website has my 2019 winning photo up for sale. Available in five..

Tagata Pasifika Interview

By Todd Henry — TP+ ‘Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise’ filmmaker showcases deportee photo series..

Upcoming Photo Talk

By Todd Henry — I will be hosting another photo talk on behalf of Sony New Zealand at the Sylvia Park Sony Store on July 9..

Photo featured on

By Todd Henry —   One of my photos from the ongoing kava documentary project has been used by Dr. Apo Aporosa to..

Madagascar Roadtrip Video

By Todd Henry — Footage I had since 2017 and only just got a chance to make something out of!

Gangsters in Paradise film on

By Todd Henry — As part of my photographer feature in Issue 90, D-Photo Magazine has shared a link to the Gangsters in..

D-Photo Issue 90

By Todd Henry — 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..

Photographers Without Borders Magazine: Issue 12

By Todd Henry — A 2017 portrait that I shot of a friendly Malagasy lady in Andasibe, Madagascar is featured in the..

Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Competition

By Todd Henry — I am proud to announce that my 2018 documentary photography work in both Rēkohu and Tonga (Deportees of..


By Todd Henry — Sony New Zealand has kindly featured my work from Tonga on their website along with a nicely written piece..

Amish Lady and Baby photo on display at Somerset House in London

By Todd Henry — My winning photo from the World Photography Organisation contest was recently on display at Somerset House..

Photival Presentation Reflection

By Todd Henry — Last Tuesday (May 7th) I presented at the Te Auaha Gallery in Wellington as part of the Photival..
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