Henry Arvidsson bought his first SLR in 1980, since it has always been about creating images. He documented a year of mine clearing as a United Nations Peacekeeper during the
Henry Arvidsson bought his first SLR in 1980, since it has always been about creating images. He documented a year of mine clearing as a United Nations Peacekeeper during the conflict in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) 1988-89. The portfolio earned him a spot in the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York the following year. Persistence eventually rewarded him with the post as Chief photographer for United Nations photographer in Iraq tased with documenting the ongoing Weapons Inspections (UNSCOM). Originally scheduled to last for a few months the assignment lasted for over five years, during which his images were released and published in world media. In 1997 he joined the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague as a Team Leader. Even though there was no official photography the cameras came along on the journeys across the world. In 2010 he left the fulltime OPCW position and started Henry Arvidsson Photography. In 2012 he expanded to 360 VR tour photography for Google. He covered International Affairs and Events in The Hague until 2018 when he returned to his native Sweden after 30 years abroad. He produces editorial assignments, personal projects and is represented by Alamy Stock Images. He is now base on Österlen, Sweden.