Image: Todd Henry
In his approach to photography, Todd Henry has a strong focus on the accuracy of the visual representations he creates of individuals, communities, and places. This event is kindly sponsored by Sony.
Todd aims to convey his perspective of the world and appreciation of culture through the lens of his camera and on to those who view his photographs.
Todd will be speaking about the importance of building meaningful relationships with our subjects, how to approach photographic projects as an outsider within diverse communities, and the powers of influence that photographers inherently possess - not only for those who view our photos, but also for those who we feature in our photographs.
We will showcase Todd’s documentary ‘In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga’. VICE embeds with 4 Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the island nation where they were born after serving prison time in NZ and the USA. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people.
There will be a short Q&A session at the end.
Todd Henry is an Auckland-based 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 granted. Todd's work has focused heavily on the people and cultures of the Pacific Islands in recent years.