Ng Swan Ti Ng Swan Ti lives and works in Jakarta, where she divides her time between personal projects and photography education at PannaFoto Institute. She pursues her career in photography upon participating in a workshop held by World Press Photo Foundation and “i see” (Imaging Center) in Jakarta in 2002, followed by a photography forum held by Asia-Europe Foundation and World Press Photo in Amsterdam in 2003.
Her works on self-religious exploration have been exhibited in several exhibitions and festivals, including Noorderlicht Photo Festival (2006), Jakarta Biennale (2015), DongGang International Photo Festival (2016) and Photography in Southeast Asia (II) at Lumenvisum, Hongkong (2018). Her first photo book Illusion was launched in 2014
Shuchi Kapoor Shuchi Kapoor is a documentary photojournalist from India and a founding member of the Chennai Photo Biennale. She works at the intersections of visual storytelling, research and education, and is deeply curious about regimes of representation and visual cultures. Her documentary work focuses on humanistic visual narratives on human rights, environment, politics, the aftermath of communal warfare, refugee life, gender and sexuality, mental health, juvenile and child labour, social & ethnographic cultural practices and more, spanning across regions, cultures and mindsets in her country. She has published with The Washington Post, So Press (France), Al Jazeera, The New Internationalist, The Sunday Guardian, Economic Times, The Wire, Marie Claire, Ariana and has been commissioned by UNICEF, Save the Children, Oxfam, and SOMO among others.
She is a Dart Asia-Pac Fellow and was awarded the fellowship on Trauma & Journalism in Hong Kong (2015). While her origins are from Gujarat & Delhi, she now couriers her fill of Gujarati snacks and happily lives on podi-dosas in Chennai, India, where she heads Programming, Collaborations and Partnerships at the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation. Follow her on @girlinthegalli @chennaiphotobiennale @cpblearninglab
The Singapore International Photography Festival is a biennial gathering of minds from around the world with the common pursuit of advancing the art and appreciation of photography. It aims to be a much-needed arena for critical thought and academic discussion on photography in Southeast Asia.
The SIPF will also function as a key platform to discover, nurture and propel Southeast Asian photographers onto the international stage. Through its associate programmes, the festival hopes to engage the public and cultivate a larger audience. At the core of SIPF is a firm belief that photography can be enjoyed by all.
SIPF is organised by DECK, an independent art space for photography. Art Photography Centre Ltd (DECK) is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.