Born in France, 1978 , Nicolas Henry is a graduate from Les Beaux Arts de Paris. He was trained in cinema industry as fiction director at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.
After following a lighting designer and set designer career in the show ( Music, Contemporany Danse and Theater), he traveled the world for three years as film director for the project " 6 Billion Others " by Yann Arthus- Bertrand, then he was his artistic director, during the exhibition at the Grand Palais in early 2009. Then for 6 years, he pursued his personal work travelling the world and realizing a series to meet the ancestors of the whole world "Our grandparent’s playhouses" (Editions Actes Sud), mixing installation works and photographic portraits. These combinations of photographs and sculptures have been exhibited around the world from New York to Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Korea to Argentina… The Fiction Movie "Comfortably Lost» (2011) by Quentin Clausin is based on the story of this living theater.
In 2016, he has been awarded as Popcap 16 winner for african photography. His new book on communities around the globe « Contes imaginaires autour du monde - Worlds in the making » will be release in 2016 at Editions Albin Michel.