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 eastern Poland, the word Karczeb is used to describe a stubborn tree stump as well as a farmer firmly rooted to the land he cultivates.'s book gives us a personal look at these people and their way of life.
A long term project portraying the residents of Rio's favelas as they are evicted from their homes in the slums to make way for modern infrastructure to support the Olympic games in 2016.
NAMI is a series of photos of waves around the shores of Sado Island in Japan. The photographer, a young Buddhist monk named
Utilizing salvaged photographs found in the wreckage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami disaster, this unique catalogue conveys the power of the personal snapshot to humanize tragedy. One of our favorite catalogues from 2014.