Tommy Kha is a photographer and artist based in New York City and his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee.

He is a recipient of the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, and a former artist-in-residence through the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and most recently, a resident at Light Work.

He is also currently writing a comic and appearing in some films.

Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.

Artist Statement

Drawing from biographical and cultural contexts, my photographs and video work operate in the conventions of the Self-Portrait, revealing the disruption between self, depiction, image, and representation, and exploring the relationship between performance and the camera. 

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