Akkara Naktamna


Akkara Naktamna was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1979. He started to photograph since 2008, which inspired by a photo book; Elliott Erwitt's Dogs, that he found in a book store. After reading he bought a small camera and began taking photographs in Bangkok's streets even though he didn't know yet that calls street photography.

Akkara was awarded Honorable Mention of the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2009 and has exhibited in the Commemoration of Prince Naris Day 2009-2010. He has published several times in Thai camera magazine and online showcases such as DPreview Photo Challenges, National Geographic Daily Dozen, Photoburst, Smithsonianmag, etc.

He was awarded Special Mention Award of the IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013, getting interviewed by the Art Photo Feature (APF). Akkara has exhibited the "Unposed Bangkok", with the Street Photo Thailand collective, at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). He also was a finalist of Miami Street Photography Festival 2013 and showing his work in Art Basel, Miami, United States.

In 2014 Akkara has been selected by IPA for Southeast Asia Photo Showcase in the Xishuangbana Photo Festival in China and He is invited to be a guest mentor by Art Photo Feature (APF) and Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) for their workshop in Bangkok. He was a shortlist of the International Street Photography Award 2014 (ISPA), featured works in the Humble Arts Foundation (HAF) Blog, getting interviewed by The Heavy Collective and featured on LensCulture. He is planning to exhibit his first solo exhibition, which will be curated by Manit Sriwanichpoom, at Kathmandu Photo Gallery in 2015.