Ohm Phanphiroj is a celebrated international award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator. Bangkok-born, U.S. citizen, Ohm splits his time between Atlanta, NYC, Bangkok, Germany, and Jamaica. His recent works deal with controversial issues, including underage male prostitutes, sexuality, gender role, and male nude.
Ohm has a law degree from Thailand, along with two Masters of Arts in Communication (University of Northern Iowa) and Filmmaking (Georgia State University); and three Masters of Fine Arts in Imaging Arts (Rochester Institute of Technology), Photography (Memphis College of Art), and Studio Art (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
Ohm has taught and lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, Georgia State University, University of Hawaii, Academy of Art Cologne, Assumption University, Bangkok University, Rangsit University, among others.
Ohm has participated in more than one hundred exhibitions internationally, including Moscow Biennale (Russia), Iran Biennial, Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (Netherlands), Sommerblut Art Festival (Germany), Tally Beck Contemporary, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Kinsey Institute, Bangkok Cultural Museum of Art, and H Gallery. Ohm also has received more than ten international awards, including fellowships from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Syracuse’s Lightwork, Newspace Center for Photography, Sony World Photography Award, Epson, Noor-Nikon Journalism Award, Critical Mass, and Society for Photographic Education.
His works are in the permanent collection at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian, the Kinsey Institute, Emory University, Georgia State University, SCAD, Lightwork, Newspace Center for Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and many private collectors.
Currently, Ohm is a professor at Edna Manley School for Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica.
Ohm is represented by Anzenberger and Getty Images.