Dita Pepe is a talented photographer, who was born in 1973 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. In 2003 she graduated from the Silesian University in Opava where she majored in Creative Photography. Since 1999 she has been working on her most extensive project “Self-portraits” starting with self-portraits with women, later with men and families. Most of the photographs were taken in the Czech Republic, but also in Italy, Germany and this year in South Africa.
In cooperation with the literary documentarian Barbora Baronová she successfully published recognized photographic and literary documentary books “Slečny” (Misses) and “Měj ráda sama sebe” (Love Yourself) and the two have been working on their project “Intimita” (Intimacy). Now they are preparing for their new project to be carried out in Japan. Dita is holder of several Czech and international awards, including Personality of Czech Photography 2012 for the book Autoportréty (Self-portraits). Dita has received a Czech Culture Ministry and Museum of Czech Literature award and an honourable mention in the Art Books Wanted international competition for the publication “Slečny” (The Misses).
She has two daughters and lives with her husband in the Beskydy Mountains.