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  • Mötorhead - Röadkill

    11.29

    2012

    Röadkill – Mötorhead

    …When I first saw a selection of Pep’s work with Motorhead, I realized that every instinct I’d felt had been vindicated. He’d captured the energy, the intensity, the stature and the reverence of the band. He’d found them at their loudest and quietest, funniest and most serious. He’d done what great photographers do and he’d framed Motorhead, this vitally important, iconic steam train of hard rock’n’roll
    history, this gloriously timeless bastard of a band, as the legends they are. It was the sort of uniquely photo-journalistic-cum-artist portfolio I’d always f… Read more

  • Hell and Heaven

    09.24

    2012

    Hell & Heaven by Pep Bonet

    Hell & Heaven by Pep Bonet is part of a unique series of 11 books by NOOR photographers to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the agency. The project is supported by Blurb.
     
    Five years ago, with the aim to work in a collaborative effort, a group of friends and like-minded photographers, started an agency, NOOR, which in Arabic means light. Our desire was born out of a longing to break free of commercial constraints, of management dictates, of big agency politics and the devaluation of images. We came together not just to create a photo agency, but also a foundation, with the hope that indep… Read more

  • portada

    12.22

    2010

    HIV&AIDS Generación perdida

    Pep Bonet and the Lost Generation
    The photographer Pep Bonet has built a universal story that recounts lack and absence, portraits looks and bodies with an identity, and thus it stays with you, written on the walls of the soul. This book is the visual report of a drama without heart-wrenching roar; while being a poetic contemporary tableau, a work of art –with pictures– on every page. Away from morbid curiosity or brashness the author lights up darkness, illuminating victims, witnesses, ancestors and descendants, all innocent, as ever subjected to the one big character–the enemy–… Read more

  • PORTADA

    12.23

    2005

    Posithiv+

    An aids hospice is a place where people go to waste away and 101 die. In South Africa, where a world record 5.2 million people are infected with hiv/aids and 600 die from the disease every day, hospices are a growth industry. But the hospice I am at in Khayelitsha, a vast and dirt-poor township in the Western Cape, is a place of quiet hope, where people who had resigned themselves to painful death are being offered the chance of resurrection.
    Inside the hospice an inaugural support group session is under way with a group of eight patients who have been selected to take part in antiretroviral therapy. … Read more

  • portada

    12.22

    2007

    Photobolsillo

    For Pep Bonet, “the worst expectations are those held by people”. The driving force behind this recent arrival on photography’s Olympus is the possibility of living new experiences due to his competitive spirit and constant search for challenges. Born in southem Mallorca, a quiet place with sandbanks that remain untouched, Bonet photographs Africa’s suffering due to its contrast and his complete ignorance of that Word. He left his island to follow the windsurf at the age of fifteen and settled in Tarifa. He won Spain`s windsufing championship twice and also passed though Hawaii… Read more

  • portada_one_goal

    05.22

    2007

    One Goal

    This book shows Pep’s long term project on Sierra Leone’s amputees soccer team. The  legacy of Sierra Leone’s civil war  (1991-2001) was the use of amputation as a weapon of fear, by both factions. Many of the victims were innocent young men, who were targeted in order to stop them fighting for an opposing side.Through soccer, the youths have regained their pride and self-confidence.
     
    Sierra Leone’s amputees are a grim legacy of its 1991-2001 civil war. One of the most brutal aspects of the conflict was the use of amputation as a weapon of fear, by both factions. Many o… Read more

  • portada

    12.27

    2009

    17 Milagroso – Babalú Ayé

    En los espacios de esclavitud, de sometimiento, se crearon culturas de rebeldía, culturas defensivas; esta característica de la cultura afroamericana la convierte en un elemento de homogeneización pese a todas las variantes regionales y nacionales. Si podemos hablar de cultura afroamericana, pese a la enorme diversidad de representaciones culturales, es porque todas ofrecen, a su vez, rasgos que nos permiten hablar de una cultura común.
    El lugar, quizá, donde mejor recogen y aparecen estos rasgos comunes y las diversidades es en el Caribe.
    El caribe aparece como el paradigma de … Read more

  • tws2

    12.23

    2011

    watching in silence

    Silencio. Hay palabras que se respetan mejor leídas que pronunciadas. Esta es una de ellas. Me gusta esta palabra porque es el alfa y omega de una obra, la esencia de la fotografía. Transmite pero no se oye, no hace ruido. Sólo queda la necesidad de mirar y escuchar. El silencio es lo que hay antes y después de todo lo que hay en medio. La creación comienza así, callada, sin que nadie la moleste. Después llegan las ideas, más tarde las palabras, luego la acción, por último la contemplación. De nuevo el silencio.
    No creo que haya nada bueno en la vida que no empiece y acabe en silencio. Sin él … Read more

  • PORTADA

    12.23

    2007

    Somalia – The Invisible Trace

    Somalia: anarchy, abandonment and oblivion –are the best words to define it. Without an effective government for years, a contemporary feudalism has reigned, the warlords imposing their way of life as the only way of measuring time. Surviving from day to day is the only aim, in a place where the clan system prevents the common good from being more valuable than private interests.
    Insecurity banishes any chance of planning a future, of developing and breaking the myth that has placed Somalia within the realms of the impossible for many years. Legendary danger and fear has led to internation… Read more

  • portada

    12.24

    2005

    Catalogue PositHiv+

    An aids hospice is a place where people go to waste away and 101 die. In South Africa, where a world record 5.2 million people are infected with hiv/aids and 600 die from the disease every day, hospices are a growth industry. But the hospice I am at in Khayelitsha, a vast and dirt-poor township in the Western Cape, is a place of quiet hope, where people who had resigned themselves to painful death are being offered the chance of resurrection.
    Inside the hospice an inaugural support group session is under way with a group of eight patients who have been selected to take part in antiretroviral therapy. … Read more

  • portada

    12.24

    2008

    217A – NOOR

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in their resolution 217 A (III), on December 10, 1948. Francesco Zizola, Jan Grarup, Kadir van Lohuizen, Pep Bonet, Philip Blenkinsop, Samantha Appleton, Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev and Jon Lowestein. Nine of the best independent photographers in the world (documentary photography / photo-journalism) have joined to create a collective book called 217A.
    Aware of the world they live in, already influential with their work, they join the struggle to foster and promote edu… Read more

  • PORTADA

    12.24

    2010

    Remarkable South Africans

    Writing this book has been a great privilege. It has been a journey, a series of travels across South Africa into the lives of truly inspirational South Africans.
    I travelled more than 13 000 kilometres, accompanied by photographer Pep Bonet and his assistant Joan Roig. From the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town to the lush sugar plantations of KwaZulu-Natal. From the bright lights of Sandton and the tough streets of Johannesburg to rural communities in Mpumalanga. The purpose of the trip was to seek out the best of the human spirit, stories of hope, of endurance and of perseverance.
    We have ch… Read more

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