For 15 Years, This Photographer Has Been Inserting Herself Into Other People's Lives

September 8, 2014 1:43 PM

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For 15 Years, This Photographer Has Been Inserting Herself Into Other People's Lives

Dita Pepe's photographs look like the fragments of a forgotten family album. Except in these portraits, the subjects seem to be plucked from dozens of different families, made up of eccentric dancers, fitness enthusiasts, newlyweds, farm broods and dominatrixes. One eerily familiar face is the only thing that connects the pictures, as a woman's casual smile peeks our from beneath a multitude of wigs and costumes.

That face belongs to Pepe. In her series, "Self Portraits with Men," she takes on the role of universal doppleganger, melding her physical appearance to fit seamlessly into the many images of a wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, companion and friend. While many individuals daydream about the various ...

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