Ohm Phanphiroj is an international award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator.
Ohm’s works deal with controversial issues including sexuality, identity, desire, human right, exploitation against minor, 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 a professor.
Ohm holds six graduate degrees: an MFA in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation from the Art Institute of Chicago (Fellowship); an MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology (Fellowship); an MFA in Photography from Memphis College of Art (Fellowship); an MA in Filmmaking from Georgia State University (Research Fellowship); an MA in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa (Scholarship); 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’s Underage project has received many international prestigious awards, including fellowships from Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Lightwork, Newspace Center for Photography; Nikon-Noor Photography Award, 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 an adjunct professor of photography at Edna Manley School of Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. He is also working on a short film trilogy-The Space Between Us, The Deaf Boy’s Disease, and The Last Summer.
Ohm is represented by Anzenberger, Austria.