About Me

Henry Fernando is a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. His two great passions in life are travel and photography. He believes that travel helps him discover a lot about himself. It provides him with a whole new perspective and understanding of this phenomenal world that we live in. Travel provides him not only with a sense of adventure, but it also opens doors to culture that do not revolve around fast food and social media.

Though originally trained in Biochemistry and later as an IT manager, he was always interested in photography. He experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a workshop in Contemplative Photography. The workshop opened his eyes to the rich and vivid colour and texture of the world around us.

Henry is trained in Contemplative Photography and studied Zen, Miksang, and Tao contemplative photography.

Awards and Recognition:

2017 International Photography Awards - HM in Portrait/Culture
2017 Darkroom Gallery: The Face - Jury Selected
2017 PhotoPlace Gallery: Black & White - Jury Selected
2017 Charles Dodgson B&W Award: Professional HM in People
2017 Charles Dodgson B&W Award: Finalist
2017 International Color Award: Professional - Honorable Mention in Portrait
2017 International Color Award: Professional - 3 Nominations in Architecture, Portrait and Children of the World
2016 Moscow International Foto Awards: Professional - Honorable Mention - Fine Art
2016 Black & White Spider Award: Nominee in Portrait
2016 International Color Awards: Professional - Two nominations - Architecture
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards: Professional - Fine Art Category
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards: Professional - Architecture Category
2015 Black & White Spider Award: Nominee in Fashion and Fine Art Categories
2015 Al-Thani Award: Accepted Author for 2 entries
2015 Curvilinear Juried Exhibition: Darkroom gallery
2015 Digital Photo Pro Magazine: Finalist Face Contest
2014 Juried Fine Art Photography: Darkroom Gallery
2013 PHOTOcentric 2013: First Place (Architecture)
2013 IPA: HM (People - Portrait)
2013 IPA: HM (Nature - Landscapes)
2013 IPA: HM (Special Category)
2013 Prix de la Photographie de Paris: Nominated (Architecture))
2012 Prix de la Photographie de Paris: Bronze, Fine Art Portrait
2012 International Photography Award: HM (Fine Art - Portrait
2012 International Photography Award: HM (People - Portrait)
2012 International Photography Award: HM (Fine Art - Self Portrait)
2012 International Photography Award: HM(People - Self Portrait)
2012 International Photography Award: HM (Architecture)
2011 Prix de la Photographie de Paris: HM Book Proposl Series
2011 Prix de la Photographie de Paris: Selected as official entry
2011 Focus Project Competition: Selected as featured photographer
2011 Worldwide Photography Gala Award: Silver Award for People and Portrait
2010 Worldwide Photography Gala Award: Gold Honourable Mention, Dominant Color
2010 Photography Masters Cup: Honourable Mention, Portrait
2010 Black & White Spider Award: Second Place Merit of Excellence
2010 Trierenberg Photography Award: Accepted Author
2009 Ottawa RA Photo Club: Photographer of the Year Award
2009 Prix de la Photographie de Paris: Third Place, Fine Arts Portrait
2009 International Photography Award: Honourable Mention, Fine Arts Nude
2008 Pillsner Urquell Award: First Place, Seasons
2007 Pillsner Urquell Award: First Place, Architecture
2007 Al-Thani Award in Photography: Accepted Author
2006 Popular Photography's Photographer of the Year, New York City Competition: Finalist
2006 Manila Bulletin: Featured Photographer, Through a Lens Clearly
2006 Ottawa RA Photo Club: Photographer of the Year Award

Member of CAPA, WPPI & CARFAC