About Bernard Henin

Bernard's passion for photography took off during childhood when his older brother introduced him to the National Geographic magazines. This opened up a new world of visual landscapes and artistic possibilities.

But as many things in life, the path to living his passion fully wasn't straightforward. Bernard actually started his career as a scientist (Biotechnology) then moved into the internet economy (Amazon.com) and seeking more fulfillment in his life, ended up becoming a teacher in Asia, a full time dad-at-home and a science writer. Yet whenever he had time, he found ways in which he could express his passion by working as a humanitarian Photographer for international NGOs. His work took him to migrant camps in South Sudan and orphanages in Nepal. He captured the life of the destitute in India and the slums in Kenya. He also found time to make reportages for magazines (Nepalese carpet weavers,etc…).

His work to portray slavery in India quickly gained interest due to the use of vivid colors and the authentic relationships he builds with his subjects. His pictures were used by US Department of State to support their anti-slavery campaigns as well as being exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. His work was also exhibited in England and South Africa and published in various magazines around the world.


Having benefited from the wonders of being a dad-at-home for 2 years now, he is now keen to capture the joy and charm of the human spirit. Specialized in portrait, commercial shots and humanitarian assignements, Bernard is
commited to get the pictures you need. Get in touch!



Referral for Bernard: “I worked with Bernard on an assignment in South Sudan. Bernard is great to work with - he is flexible, committed and he overdelivered significantly on my brief! He is able to take unfavourable circumstances and turn them to his advantage. His outputs are strong - both photographically and also his case studies/material collected. This is proven by the fact that we are using all of his written material in prominent communications and we had a plethora of engaging images to choose from. He is determined and driven whilst being easy going and friendly - a great mix of traits. Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative” 

Keren Davies, Marketing, Tearfund (NGO)