Eric J. Henderson is a fine art photographer and writer with public and commercial works widely published in both the philanthropic and private sectors, having contributed for such entities as Advertising Age, Living Cities, The BMW Guggenheim Lab, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For his photography work, he was first noticed as a "standout newcomer" by The New Yorker magazine for images exhibited in the HRLM Pictures exhibition of the Studio Museum in Harlem. He was selected as principal artist in the global campaign of Bombay Sapphire - "There's Something Inside" - including featured exhibitions at Art Basel - Miami, commissioned shoots for NFL SuperBowl games XLV and XLVI, and selection as featured artist for Art For Life's annual benefit. He has collaborated on projects with Starbucks, The World Bank, and OneWorld Now!, and various nonprofits in work that has taken him to Brasil, France, Morocco and across the US. He shoots exclusively with a 1950 Kodak Brownie Hawkeye he found in 2003 at a sidewalk bazaar on 125th St. at Park Avenue in Harlem - a self-taught artist with no previous training in photography.
He has a 20+ year history in business, earning an MBA from Thunderbird (including a year at ESADE-Barcelona). He has advised numerous organizations, including the Aspen Institute-Socrates Society, the International Career Advancement Program, and the social sector initiative Markets For Good, leading the latter initiative as Curator. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese (and defending well in Catalan), he brings a deep intellectual curiosity to this column, “Art, The Arts and Policy.” Also an avid runner with a marathon best of 2:54, you will easily find him on the streets of New York City ...top speed, big smile.