JH Engstrom

Shelter

Born in 1969, JH Engström grew up in Sweden but spent much of his childhood and adolescence in France. In 1991, he was an assistant to famed photographer Mario Testino in Paris and assisted famed photographer Anders Petersen in Stockholm in 1993. Upon graduating from the Photography and Film Department at Gothenburg University in 1997, he published his first book, “Shelter.” The following year, Engström moved to Brooklyn, New York, to begin work on his next book – “Trying to Dance.” In 2001 Engström returned to his native region, Värmland, to finish the project. The finalized book was published in 2004 and was short-listed for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2005. He exhibits continuously internationally and is held in collections both in Europe and the United States. Other published books by Engström include “Haunts,” “CDG/JHE,” “From Back Home” (together with Anders Petersen and Max Ström), and “Wells.”