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Thursday Night Photo Talk w/ Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha, Autoportraits

September 9, 2021

Tommy Kha (b. 1988, Memphis, Tennessee) received his Photography MFA from Yale University. 

He is a Foam Talent, a finalist for the Jerome Hill Fellowship and the Hyères Photography Grand Prix, a recipient of CR Magazine’s Photography Annual, and En Foco Photography Fellowship, and a former artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, the Camera Club of New York and most recently, a Celebrate the Studio resident at International Studios and Curatorial Program. He was named one of 47 artists in the inaugural Silver List in 2021. 

His work has been published in FOAM, Creative Review, Dazed, Interview, McSweeney’s, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, Slate, the Huffington Post, BUTT Magazine, Buzzfeed, Miranda July’s “We Think Alone,” and was the cover of Vice Magazine’s 2017 Photography Issue. He has collaborated with the Billboard Creative in Los Angeles, and exhibited at Launch F18 (NY), LMAKgallery (NY), PS122 Gallery (NY), Brooks Museum (TN), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY), Blue Sky (Portland), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (LA), Teen Party (NY), Aperture (NY), Yongkang Lu Art (Shanghai), Hyères Festival (France), and Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Germany). 

His first solo show occurred at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, which was followed by his New York solo debut at the Camera Club of New York in May 2019. 

He appeared in Laurie Simmons’ narrative feature, My Art. He currently teaches photography at the New School. 

He currently lives and works between New York City and Memphis.

Support for Thursday Night Photo Talks is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Artist fees for the Thursday Night Photo Talks have been underwritten by The Lillian F. and Jerome L. Sindler Fund for Visual Media.

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