Inside a view camera, everything appears upside down. Charles Henry is a large format, documentary, and monochrome artist originally from West Texas. He earned a BFA in design from Texas Tech in 2005. Before moving to Austin in 2011, he made photographs of the Great Plains. His work functions both as art and historical artifacts.

Artist Statement

Create something every day. Under an amber light, Charles rotates a thick focusing knob, positions an easel, and magnifies silver grain. He pulls a fresh sheet of photographic paper from a thin box and sets a timer. In a tray of developer, a latent image emerges.


Navasota Artists in Residence, Horlock Gallery, Navasota, March 2017 to February 2018 | @navasotaair


  • Fall Open House, Horlock Gallery, Navasota, TX, TBD
  • Texas Reds, Historic Downtown Bryan, TX, September 22-24, 2017
  • Grand Opening, The Gallery Downtown, Navasota, TX, August 2017
  • Spring Open House, Horlock Gallery, Navasota, TX, June 2017
  • Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair, Bryan, TX, April 2017
  • Texas Documentary Photographers Member’s Choice Show, Austin, TX, January 2017
  • Knife Through the Heart of Texas Film Festival, Austin, TX, February 2017
  • VERGE Winter Arts Show, Austin, TX, December 2016
  • East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX, November 2016
  • Grayscale, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, July 2015
  • Holland Photo Imaging’s West Studio Tour, Austin, TX, May 2014


BFA, Communication Design, Texas Tech University, 2005