Born 1995 Pathumtani, Thailand
Lives and works in
Harit Srikhao brings a Thai perspective to photography as a culturally determined medium. His practice demonstrates the capacity of the photographic image to both carry historical authority and serve as propaganda, while also critically reflecting on the politics of the day. Blending fiction and reality, he aims to challenge the systems controlling the way people understand themselves, and their view of others and the world. Srikhao increasingly tests the role of truth, particularly in the narratives that a nation creates about itself when governance intersects with religion, monarchy and the military. His recent works underline the multifaceted social and cultural discourses which encircle photography in Thailand, making them more complex than the constructed photography of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the West, when photography was used as medium of expression while critiquing the mediated nature of the form.