Akkara Naktamna was born in Bangkok in 1979 and started shooting as a self-taught photographer in 2008 influenced by an Elliott Erwitt's book and a comedy movie titled Pecker. His works have been shown widely both in Thailand and abroad such as IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 (Singapore), Miami Street Photography Festival 2013 (USA), Xishuangbana Photo Festival 2014 (China), Photo Bangkok Festival 2015, Singapore Photo Festival 2016, etc. In 2016 Akkara made a zine named SIGNS which was a shortlist of the Anamorphosis Prize 2016 and also was collected at MoMA Library Collection. He founded Good Art Book to promote Thai self-published art books, c-Type Magazine to feature interesting photo series around the globe, and co-founded Street Photo Thailand collective. Currently Akkara works as a software engineer, has one adorable daughter, and spends his free time for photography.

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