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
The heart of London shown as a dizzying labyrinth of glass, steel (and money). While all the maps tell us "you are here"—they fail to show us a way out.
Last year, cyclists in London undertook a record number of journeys in the city amidst the "safest year on record." Safest, maybe, but certainly not safe: this project conceptually recreates the final moments of eight who were tragically (and needlessly) killed.
A massive retrospective exhibition in London allows us to reconsider one of the giants of the field and further appreciate his life-long dedication to the craft of photography. Not to be missed—read our full review.