Tommy Kha is a photographer from Memphis, Tennessee currently living and working in New York City.

He is a recipient of the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, a former artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and will be resident at Light Work in Syracuse, New York.

Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from Memphis College of Art.

Artist Statement

Drawing from biographical and cultural contexts, my photographs explore the conventions of the Self-Portrait, revealing the discontinuities between self, depiction, image, and representation.


My work is about the self in self-portrait, the portrait in self-portrait, and the hyphen in self-portrait.