Bill Henson


Photographer Bill Henson often portrays young figures shrouded in an ambiguous nightscape. The landscapes are usually non-descript, but seem to reference the abandonment that exists outside of most urban areas. The figures found in Henson’s photos are equally ambiguous often consisting of androgynous adolescent girls.

Henson is one of Australia’s most distinguished photographers and his career spans over three decades. In 2005 his career was celebrated in a retrospective exhibition with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. This year the artist has exhibited with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, the Robert Miller Gallery in NYC, and the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, along side artist Patricia Piccinini. The artist’s work was also reviewed by Pavement Magazine (2003), and Artforum in (2002).