Ohm Phanphiroj is an award-winning international photographer, filmmaker, and educator. Bangkok-born and a U.S. citizen, Ohm splits his time between Atlanta, Chicago, NYC, and Bangkok.
Ohm’s works deal with controversial issues, including sexuality, identity, gender roles, human mistreatment, exploitation, and the contemporary male nude.
A former fashion director at Esquire and Qr Magazine, Ohm’s professional experiences include his work as a gallery director, fashion photographer, filmmaker, legal consultant, and professor.
Ohm holds five graduate degrees: an MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology; an MFA in Photography from Memphis College of Art; an MA in Filmmaking from Georgia State University; an MA in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa; and a law degree from Thammasat University, Thailand.
Ohm has participated in more than one hundred exhibitions internationally, including the Iran Biennale 2016, Moscow Biennale 2014, Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2012, Sommerblut Art Festival 2011, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Kinsey Institute, Bangkok Cultural Museum, Tally Beck Contemporary of Art, and H Gallery.
Ohm has received many international prestigious awards, including fellowships from Columbia College Chicago, Lightwork, Newspace Center for Photography, Nikon, Sony World Photography Award, Epson, Critical Mass, and Society for Photographic Education.
Ohm’s works are in the permanent collection at the Kinsey Institute, Lightwork, Indiana University, Emory University, Georgia State University, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and in private collections throughout the world.
Currently, Ohm is a professor of photography at Edna Manley School for Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. He is also a recipient of the New Artist Society Fellowship at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, where he is working towards his MFA in Studio Art.
Ohm is represented by Anzenberger, Austria.
His works can be viewed at www.ohmphotography.com.