Dita Pepe was born in 1973 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. After graduating from grammar school she moved to Germany where she became interested in photography. In 1999 she started working on her most successful project, “Self-portraits”, where she appeared alongside women she photographed in their everyday lives. In 2001 her photos were exhibited widely and received numerous international awards. At the same time, portfolios of her work were published in European magazines. In 2003 she was awarded a master’s degree for a series of pictures, an extension of the “Self-portraits”, in which she appeared in the role of a wife or partner or family member with her male subjects, in artificially lit, outdoor settings.