(live between Värland, Sweden and Paris, France)
JH Engström was born in Karlstad, Värmland, in Sweden 1969. Moves to Paris with his parents at the age of 10.
1991 he moves back to Paris and works as assistent to fashion photographer Mario Testino.
1993 he starts working as assistent to documentary photographer Anders Petersen in Stockholm.
1997 he graduates from the photography and film depertment at Gothenburg University.
1997 he also publishes his first book; ”Shelter” (Bokförlaget DN)
1998 he moves to Brooklyn, New York and starts working on the ”Trying to Dance”-project.
The year 2000 he travels throughout Europe and then moves to his native region Värmland where he continues working on the ”Trying to Dance”-project.
The book ”Trying to Dance” is published 2004 (Journal)
2004 he exhibits at Galerie VU’ and also starts working on a one-hour documentary about his friend and collegue Anders Petersen for the Swedish television. He exhibits throughout Europe.
2005 Engström has a one-manshow at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg. He is also shortlisted for the Deutshe Börse Photography Price for the ”Trying to Dance”-publication.
He starts filming his second documentary for the Swedish Television, a 30 minutes film.
His new project ”Haunts” is exhibited at Galerie VU’ in sptember 2006. A book with the same name is also released by Steidl.
2008 Steidl releases the book CDG/JHE. JH is also represented in several anthologies such as PhotoArt by Aperture and The Photobook Part 2 by Phaidon.In 2009 he was awarded Best photobook of the year at the Arles Photofestival together with Anders Petersen for the book From Back Home
His seventh book La Residence is released by Journal spring 2010.
He has recieved numerous grants and awards since 1994. His work is held in collections both in Europé and USA.
He also leads workshops regulary.JH Engström lives and works between his native region Värmland and Paris.