Biography

Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, teacher, and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he is now professor of photography.

Henry's work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, and BEYOND BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY, used by hundreds of thousands of college, university, high-school, and art school students as their introduction to photography. He has also published several monographs of his own work, including SHOOT WHAT YOU LOVE, HISTORIES: TALES FROM THE 70S, SHOW, HONKY TONK, ANIMALIA, HUMANS, RACING DAYS, CLOSE RELATIONS, and many others.

In recent years, with more than a little help from ace editor/filmmaker William A. Anderson, Henry has been making films: PREACHER, MURRAY, SPOKE, and now PARTNERS. He lives in Boston.