Czech photographer Dita Pepe uses self-portrait photography to explore ideas of how personal identity can seem to change dramatically in relationship to the other people in our lives, and the surrounding circumstances.
In this series, she stages "what-if" scenarios, where she portrays herself in various guises while posing as a wife or partner of men from many different walks of life. Each photograph is made in each man's typical real-life surroundings, and often with his children (sometimes including her own real-life daughter in the mix).
We've seen this kind of self transformation in the work of Cindy Sherman, of course, but this is less polished, with a snapshot aesthetic that makes each feel casual and funky and somehow more believable.
Not surprisingly, her university thesis was titled, "Photography as a form of therapy".
— Jim Casper
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, these triptychs recall the dreams of a hopeful young boy who once lived in East Berlin but dreamed of seeing the world...
Three generations of women from the same family — grandmother, mother and the photographer — all pose in the same clothes and situations, creating a dizzying hall-of-mirrors exploration about memories and life-changing events.
250 photo-portraits of some of your favorite writers, as well as dozens of new voices to discover. There's delight on every page—a treat for any lover of great photography or great writing!