Shwe Wutt Hmon (MM)

Image: Shwe Wutt Hmon, [I Do Miss Hospital Visit]. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Shwe Wutt Hmon, I Do Miss Hospital Visit. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1986, Yangon, Myanmar
Lives and works Yangon, Myanmar & Chiang Mai, Thailand

Shwe Wutt Hmon is a freelance documentary photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar, and also works as an independent researcher for UN agencies and international organizations.

Shwe’s works focus on feminism, collective identity, human relationships, exploring mental health and telling intimate stories of places and people that are close to her heart. She tells personal stories from which she connects and examines larger social issues; vice versa she works on social stories reflecting and drawing from her position within the issue. Shwe uses photography as her main medium and incorporates videos, texts, poems, paintings and drawings of her own or collaborating with others.

PHOTO 2022 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March