Ng Swan Ti


Ng Swan Ti is the managing director of PannaFoto Institute, a non-profit organization committed to fostering an open-minded community through education in photography and visual storytelling. 

Over the past 12 years, she has managed several programs nurturing young photographers throughout Indonesia. Alongside Cristian Rahadiansyah, she co-founded the Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) in 2019, with the goal of elevating Indonesian photographers onto the global stage. 

She started her photography career in 2002, utilizing her personal work as a means of self-discovery and addressing religious and identity issues in Indonesia. Her works have been showcased at international exhibitions and photo festivals. In 2014, she published her first photobook, titled Illusion.

Ng also engages in various photography initiatives, contributing as mentor, curator, juror and guest speaker. Notably, she co-curated exhibitions such as Vision 20/20: Community exhibition at Jakopič Gallery, Slovenia, in 2020; Space, at the Jakarta International Photo Festival, in 2021; Tracing Inherited History at the Hong Kong International Photo Festival, in 2021; and Revival, at the Jakarta International Photo Festival, in 2022. She also serves as a mentor for the Women Photograph Mentorship Class (2022) and the Objectifs Documentary Award (2023).

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2017 6x6 Global Talent Program selection committee 
2016 Joop Swart Masterclass selection committee 

Ng Swan Ti on Social Media:
Instagram: @ngswanti

Ng Swan Ti
Portrait credit: Yusni Aziz