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 and exhibited his works in the "Unposed Bangkok", with the Street Photo Thailand collective, at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Akkara 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, China. He was Invited by Art Photo Feature (APF)
and Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)
to be a guest mentor in their workshop in Bangkok. Akkara was a shortlist of the International Street Photography Award 2014 (ISPA)
and a finalist of 2014 Urban Picnic Street Photography Competition
. His works have been featured in the Humble Arts Foundation (HAF)
, The Heavy Collective
, Art Photo Feature (APF)