Born and raised in New York City, Henry Chung studied engineering at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and photography at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 1992 Henry established his first photography studio in Brooklyn which he has maintained at various locations since. In the years during and after his education Henry worked as a typesetter, computer programmer, web developer and software engineer. Drawing from these experiences, Henry often incorporates technology, new or old, in his work, like modifying and repurposing old cameras, designing embedded devices or programming outdated computer equipment. In combining found photographs with technology, Henry explores notions of nostalgia, history, identity and anonymity, with a focus on memory and its imperfect and elusive qualities.

Henry lives in Brooklyn, NY and maintains his studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

His work has most recently been seen at Governors Island (2021), Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia (2019), NOMENCoLorATURE, Studio10, Brooklyn (2016), Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City (2015), Slag Contemporary, New York City (2015), Artist Run Fair, Baltimore, MD (2015), Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City (2014), HERE Art Space, New York City (2013), Harbor Gallery, Brooklyn (2013), Governors Island Art Fair (2012) and in numerous private collections.