Tommy Kha is a Brooklyn and Memphis-based photographer and artist.
He is a recipient of the En Foco Photography Fellowship, the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, a former Center for Photography at Woodstock artist-in-residence, a former resident at Light Work and Fountainhead.
In December 2015, Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad Editions.
He occasionally performs, writes, and appears in some films, most recently appearing in Laurie Simmons’ feature, My Art. Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.
The visibility of minority narratives is the underlying current in my artistic practice. Themes of likeness and representation are at the forefront of my picture making, referencing the photographic image, and reflecting the divide between the self and the photographed self (the Shadow).
Through the framework of self-portraiture, I constantly navigate between self and otherness. Comedy and tragedy. Familiarity and foreignness. Performer and camera operator.
In short, my work is about the self in self-portrait, the portrait in self-portrait, and the hyphen in self-portrait.
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