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Photographer Leader

Henry Westheim left his home in New York City, for Asia, nearly 20 years ago; he arrived in Taiwan 18 years ago and has lived in Taiwan ever since. Henry has traveled extensively, he has photographed in 30+ countries, and is recognized world-wide for his beautiful photography.

Henry’s photos have been published, globally, in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures and on websites, including by the National Geographic Society, Discovery, Conde Nast Traveller, Forbes Traveler, Fodor’s, Frommer’s Travel Guides, Lonely Planet, Bradt Travel Guides, and Rough Guides, just to name a few. It has been said that, "His integrity, sense of adventure and appreciation for the inherent beauty in people, and their respective cultures, is represented clearly in his work. His photos depict stunning, real life images of people, culture, and history. Mood, emotion and light are tools Henry uses to draw viewers into his images." Henry’s photographs have also been published for commercial usages, including advertising, product packaging, annual reports as well as other corporate and commercial usages.

In addition to travel photography, Henry has photographed many VIPs in Taiwan, including Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou for the cover of USA Today, Taiwan's Olympic gold medalist for L'Equipe magazine in France, the Dalai Lama, business leaders, models and everyday people. Henry is a member of the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents’ Club (TFCC) and has photographed important events in Taiwan such as The World Games – his opening ceremony photos were published by Washington Post and Yahoo News.

Prior to becoming a photographer, Henry earned an MA in Education from New York University and taught Social Studies and History in a New York City public high school. It was at that time that he became especially interested in Asia’s rich and ancient cultures and history. Henry’s love of travel, people, history, and culture, combined with his teaching experience (both on the high school and university levels), along with his skill as a photographer, will help ensure that you return home with a wealth of knowledge about photography. You’ll also return home with photographs and stories that will be the envy of your family and friends.

When Henry’s not photographing, he teaches photography workshops and runs a stock photography agency representing other photographers’ work in addition to his own. In addition to the pictures here, more of Henry’s photos can be seen on his website at .