Héloïse Bergman holds a BA in textile design (NZ), and an MFA in photography (UK). These twin passions have led her to live in Japan, India, Thailand and the UK; initially as a designer working with traditional textiles, then as a photographer documenting the cultures behind the textiles. Her work has been widely published in books and magazines, and exhibited in galleries and festivals around the world, including Wellington, Sydney, Tokyo, New York and London.

Her lens-based projects range from tin types and photogravures to video installations and screen grabs. In conjunction with her art practice, she currently leads photography workshops for inner city youth, which explore issues of identity and connecting with society.