Henk Wildschut (Harderwijk, NL, 1967) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He exhibited his work in Amsterdam, Sidney, Shaghai, Beijging , London, Prague, Rome  and The Hague, among other places. In addition to many self-initiated, long-term projects Wildschut has photographed for many Dutch magazines and for numerous design and communications agencies. He made series on dock labourers, illegal immigrants, running people, but also many individual portraits of well-known Dutch politicians like Geert Wilders,  Characteristic of Wildschut’s work is a contemplative and often distant view on the people and situations he photographs which lends a balance and monumental quality to his photographs that incite the viewer to further reflect on the subject. With fellow photographer Raimond Wouda Wildschut published two well-received photobooks. For Sandrien LaPaz, published in 2003, Wouda and Wildschut photographed the Indian crew of the chemical tanker Sandrien La Paz, which had been detained in the Amsterdam harbour by the Dutch authorities for over 1,5 years. For the project A’DAM DOC.k, published in 2006, Wouda and Wildschut were commissioned by the Amsterdam City Archives to document Amsterdam’s harbour district. They followed the route of the North Sea Canal from the seaside all the way to Amsterdam’s western dockyards. He began his ‘Shelter’ series in 2005. In 2010, this resulted in the book ‘Shelter’ and the film ‘4.57 Minutes Back Home’ In 2011 his book Shelter was awarded with the Kees Scherer prize for the best Dutch photobook of the years 2009/2010. And he won with  Shelter the prestigious Dutch Doc 2011 Award for best documentary project. Currently he is working on a project about the dutch food production for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam