Akkara Naktamna was born in Bangkok in 1979 and started shooting as a self-taught photographer in 2008–receiving influence by Elliott Erwitt’s book and comedic film, “Pecker”. His works have been shown widely both in Thailand and abroad such as: IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 (Singapore), Miami Street Photography Festival 2013 (USA), Xishuangbana Photo Festival 2014 (China), Photo Bangkok Festival 2015, Singapore Photo Festival 2016, etc. Shortly after Akkara created a zine titled “SIGNS’ in 2016, it was collected by the MoMA Library Collection as a shortlist qualifier for the Anamorphosis Prize 2016. He also founded GoodArtBook.com, a website for promoting Thai self-published art books, as well as co-founded Street Photo Thailand collective. Akkara currently works as a software engineer, has one adorable daughter, and spends his free time practicing photography.
This project was made by photographing censored faces on Thai television, especially those in crime news. Sometimes we cannot differentiate between the faces of criminals from those that belong to the victimsTTel
To view more of Akkara’s work please visit his website.
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lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.