JUNE WATSAMON TRI-YASAKDA
Watsamon Tri-yasakda (born in 1990, Thailand), also known as “June” is a photographer. She is actively documenting issues of human rights for LGBTIQ community in Thailand and Southeast Asia. She works with local and international editorial publications, organizations and commercial clients. In 2018, she took a position of full-time photographer at THE STANDARD, Thai leading creative online news agency.
Her ongoing project on a life of Thai transman, "MR. PEARL", has been shown in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and South Korea in 2016. Also, she was selected for UNDP’s Being LGBTIQ in Asia Media Fellowship Programme, and “The Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass” Scholarship 2016-2017 organized by Obscura Photo Festival in Malaysia. The masterclass group traveling exhibition has been displayed in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines. Furthermore, “7465,” her works on Thai queer youth in student uniform has been exhibited as part of queer art festivals in Myanmar, UK and Canada. Moreover, she’s been selected as a participant of 2018 Angkor Photo Workshops in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Watsamon holds a B.A. in Language and Culture (BALAC) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. In 2015, she received a scholarship to study a Diploma in Photojournalism, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University.