Thomas Holton

Thomas Holton is a photographer and educator based in New York City. He received a BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College and his MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. His ongoing project, The Lams of Ludlow Street, has documented the life of a single Chinese-American family living in Manhattan’s Chinatown over the last 20 years. The project was published as a book in 2016 by Kehrer Verlag and has been shown in the United States and abroad at venues including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, The Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, and the China-Lishui International Photography Festival. Work from The Lams of Ludlow Street has also been published by The New York Times, Aperture, The Guardian, and many other periodicals. Holton has taught at the International Center of Photography and was co-founder of the VisuaLife photography program, working with at-risk teenagers in collaboration with the Children’s Aid Society in New York City. He is currently a photography teacher in New York City, where he lives with his family.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Thomas Holton

The Lams of Ludlow Street

Seward Park
 on show

As we all age, our lives take unexpected twists and turns. Begun in 2003, The Lams of Ludlow Street is an exploration of how one family’s life continues to unfold in a 350 square-foot apartment in New York City’s Chinatown.

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