Tommy Kha is a photographer based between Brooklyn, NY and his hometown, Memphis, TN.
He is a recipient of the En Foco Photography Fellowship, the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, and a former artist-in-residence at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead, and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. In December 2015, Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad. His next book, Soft Murders, will be released Fall 2019.
He was the cover of Vice Magazine’s 2017 Photography Issue and a finalist for the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography in 2019. His first solo show took place at Blue Sky Gallery, followed up by his New York City debut at the Camera Club of New York in May 2019.
He occasionally performs, writes, and appears in some films, including Laurie Simmons’ feature, My Art. Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.
“I am this space my body believes in.” Neon Vernacular, Yusef Komunyakaa
My body is a site of conflicting narratives.
My work is about the self in self-portrait, the portrait in self-portrait, and the hyphen in self-portrait.
Contact: tommy.kha.studio (a) gmail.com