Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens NY (resides in Brooklyn). His work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma and, healing within the African American community. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, and BRIC among others. Known foremost for the cultural activism in his work, his projects include studies of athletes from different sports and their representations.
He was recently awarded the Arnold Newman Grant for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, an “En Foco Fellow” for 2020, one of “Lens Culture's Emerging Artists” for 2019 and has also won the Film Photo Prize for Continuing Film Project sponsored by Kodak.