Charinthorn Rachurutchata


Charinthorn Rachurutchata (1982) is a photography based visual artist who is interested in gender inequality, religious, social and political issues. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Throughout her career, the fundamental question of the necessity of art has underpinned Rachurutchata's work, resulting in images that are thought provoking and give a strong critical view to her audiences. She aims to raise awareness and make positive change to the social and cultural issues that are often overlooked and unheard.

Rachurutchata has exhibited her work worldwide. Since 2013, she has participated in many artist in residence programs and was selected for the International Creator Residency Program 2020 at Tokyo Arts and space in Japan, The Pier2 Artist In Residency Program 2018 at The Pier2 Art Center in Taiwan, Phantasmagoria Supported Residency Program 2016 at Bogong Centre of Sound Culture in Australia, Quebec-Bangkok Artists Exchange Program 2016 at VU Photo in Canada and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist in Residence Program 2013 at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan.

In 2021, she won the Grant for Women Photographers "Isolated communities: New Narratives, New Ways of Being and Living", funded by The Prince Claus Fund Partnership Network Grant program.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

Charinthorn Rachurutchata on Social Media:
Instagram: @charinthorn_rachurutchata

Charinthorn Rachurutchata

Portrait credit: Penelope Russak