Shwe Wutt Hmon

Shwe Wutt Hmon, Myanmar

Shwe Wutt Hmon is a documentary photographer and one of the founding members of Myanmar-based women photographer groupThuma Collective. Her approach to photography consists of sharing deep and intimate personal stories to connect and examine larger social issues.

Shwe Wutt Hmon was nominated for the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass by Kevin WY Lee, photographer and founder Invisible Photographer Asia.

Her 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass project is a visual exploration of the human soul and spirit from the point of view of a number of mental health professionals. Through a portrait series of a diverse range of mental health practitioners in Myanmar, Shwe Wutt Hmon seeks to represent how individuals cope with disasters and trauma, while also focusing on what contributes to their personal well-being.

2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

For the first time, due to the current global health crisis, the Joop Swart Masterclass is taking place online over a period of four months, and 24 participants and eight masters have been selected to make the program more inclusive.

The educational experience of the Joop Swart Masterclass is based on an assignment to produce a photo essay around a given theme. This year the theme is ‘Reset’.

From July to October 2020, the participants will work on their projects and receive mentorship and guidance from the mentors. The final projects will be presented in November 2020. Learn more about the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass