BETYNKA (from the series Intimacy)

6 women. And their personal stories. Stylized art project deals with important personal and social issues and stereotypes accompanying the life of the woman in the changing of her status and role

LIBUŠE (from the series Intimacy)

6 women. And their personal stories. Stylized art project deals with important personal and social issues and stereotypes accompanying the life of the woman in the changing of her status and role

LUCIE (from the series Intimacy)

6 women. And their personal stories. Stylized art project deals with important personal and social issues and stereotypes accompanying the life of the woman in the changing of her status and role

MARTA (from the series Intimacy)

6 women. And their personal stories. Stylized art project deals with important personal and social issues and stereotypes accompanying the life of the woman in the changing of her status and role

TEREZA (From the series Intimacy)

6 women. And their personal stories. Stylized art project deals with important personal and social issues and stereotypes accompanying the life of the woman in the changing of her status and role

EUROPEAN EYES ON JAPAN/JAPAN TODAY (Japonské slečny)

For the European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today project, both authors Dita Pepe and Barbora Baronova focused on the status of women in Japanese society, mainly the role of unmarried women. The aim was to artistically capture the current social climate in which the clearly defined status of women has been significantly changing, particularly after getting married. The concept focused on recording the feelings and views of both randomly and intentionally selected women between the ages of 19 and 83. The chosen theme and its interpretation are based on the Intimacy Concept currently being developed in the Czech Republic by Dita Pepe and Barbora Baronová. Design and typefaces by Radim Peško.

LOVE YOURSELF (Měj ráda sama sebe)

Photographic and literary project inspired by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman´s publication The Art of Life dealing with the individual´s values in the postmodern liquid times. The book itself tries to introduce personal philosophy and ideas of women having different living conditions. Photographer Dita Pepe explains her own motivation to work on such a project: "I first heard the sentence Love yourself in Germany when I was 19, when I went there as one of the first girls from the Eastern Bloc. I think I explained it to myself as something negative, vain. I was incapable of seeing the context, or the consequences that an unhealthy relationship to oneself brings. For me it was very important not to let those around me down. For others to see me as good, clever, industrious. Why? I guess I wanted people, not just my nearest and dearest, to like me. So I always tried my best. When I started getting into photography I had the chance to get to know lots of interesting people. I realised that new encounters were reshaping my previous opinions. And that photography could have a therapeutic effect. After meeting Jana Drexlerová from the organisation Mammaphelp, and influenced by Zygmunt Bauman’s book The Art of Life, I decided to share my experience of the therapeutic form of photography with other women and in so doing to remind myself once again of the Love yourself theme."

THE MISSES (Slečny)

The book "The Misses" (Slečny) is comprised of eight literary adaptations of open confessions of unmarried women in the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia, ranging from 1920’s to the present. The project describes the specific role of women in the context of modern history. The piece of work aims to offer a view of an interesting sociological phenomenon that becomes, more or less, an important indicator of the value of human life due to social, political, economic, religious, social and other variables. The resulting book is a combination of documentary work, journalism, sociological research, creative writing, historical, political and economic reflections, gender subjects, art and photographs.

SELF-PORTRAITS WITH MEN (Autoportréty s muži)

This is the series of self-portraits with men since 1999.

SELF-PORTRAITS WITH WOMEN (Autoportréty s ženami

This is the series of self-portraits with women since 1999.

MOTHER (Maminka)

Why do I photograph my mother? Because she has beautiful long hair. Because I love her very much and want to believe in her completely. For a long time, she has been my model. I would like to get to know her better, to be able to say everything to her. To know that she will be here always. I would like her to love me the most of all. I would like to be the most important person for her. I would like her to love herself, to live a beautiful life… and at the same time, I am thinking about myself. The story of the photographs is incomprehensible, unclear. It has no logic. I could say the same about my relationship with my mother.

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