Pep Bonet

Pep Bonet

Pep Bonet (Spain) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep’s ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids and identity has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide. He is also know for a long-term reportage on the rock ‘n roll band Motörhead. Pep spent many years (2008-2015) on the road with Lemmy Kilmister, the legendary singer of the band and created an exceptional visual document of the many hours spent on the road with Motörhead.

Pep crafted himself into shooting documentaries. This resulted in several short and long documentary films, amongst which the award winning ‘Into the Shadows’, a pursuit into the lives of hundreds of thousands of Africans living in the inner city of Johannesburg. Pep’s work has been recognized with many industry awards. It started in 2002 when he was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass with his work “Faith in Chaos”. That same year he was nominated “one of the top 30 to watch” by Photo District News. Pep won the Kodak Young Photographer of the Year in 2003 at the festival Visa pour l`image, and the Luchetta Foundation in Trieste awarded him the best press photographer of the year in 2004. He was a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant in Photography in 2005 and in 2007 won the second prize in the World Press Photo contest in the Sports category for his work on the amputees’ football league in Sierra Leone. In 2009 Pep won a second World Press Photo Award for his work “Forced Identity”, portraying the lives of transsexuals in Honduras. In 2013, Pep won his third World Press Photo Award winning in the category Multimedia for Into the Shadows. In 2015 Pep has been the recipient of the Horbach Award. His list of publications include “Generacion Perdida” (2010),  “Remarkable South Africans”(2009), “Photobolsillo”, a new Photobolsillo from La Fabrica with a collection of Spanish photographers, “One Goal” (2007) and “Somalia: The Invisible Trace” (2007), “Quadern de Bitacola”, a text book written by Carles Domenec and “POSITHIV+” (2005), “Watching in Silence” (2011), “17 milagroso” (2009), 217A; a NOOR book (2008), “We the people of Wacken” (2014) UDR, “Röadkill, Motörhead” (2013).

Pep is a photographer, a filmmaker and a DP, he works on personal projects, mostly directing documentary films, and on assignments for clients and NGO’s. He frequently lectures on photography, multimedia and film, and conducts workshops. Pep lives in Mallorca.



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  • Private Hell
  • One Goal, amputee sports club
  • Transsexuals in Honduras
  • Transsexuals in Brazil by Pep Bonet / NOOR
  • Motörhead "European Tour"
  • Motšrhead "European Tour"
  • Poland's Coal Industry
  • Haiti
  • Africa, Sierra Leone, Freetown, patient taking bath inside drug rehabilitation center, side view (B&W)
  • Haiti Earthquake
  • Haiti Earthquake
  • Haiti Earthquake

microcredit in burkina faso

Pep Bonet - November 2011

Microcredit is the most visible innovation in anti-poverty policy in the last half-century, and…

microcredit in morocco

Pep Bonet - November 2011

Microcredit is the most visible innovation in anti-poverty policy in the last half-century, and…

microcredit in guatemala

Pep Bonet - September - November 2011

They are the hope, the hope of salvation of a society in permanent crisis.…

microcredit in peru

Pep Bonet - September 2011

At the heart of the Andes are women who have made out of their…

microcredit in central america

Pep Bonet - October 2010

Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, October 2010 Microfinance is a long-term sustainable approach to poverty…

motörhead: european tour 2009

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After being sacked from Hawkwind in 1975, supposedly for "doing the wrong drugs," Lemmy…

forced identity

Pep Bonet - April - May 2008

The HIV/Aids epidemic is generally concentrated in high-risk populations such as men who have…

the cult of san lazaro

Pep Bonet - December 2007

17 Milagroso San Lazaro (‘el viejo’), also called Babalu Aye, is the most venerated saint…

into the shadows, johannesburg

Pep Bonet - June 2011

Each day, thousands of Zimbabweans attempt to flee Zimbabwe across the border to South…

blind faith – multimedia

Pep Bonet - November 2011

Even before its devastating civil war, Sierra Leone was the poorest country on earth…

“steamland” – geothermal energy in iceland – solutions

Pep Bonet - August 2010

Iceland, August 2010. Due to the unique geological location of Iceland, the high concentration of…

haiti’s shock

Pep Bonet - January 2010

On Tuesday 12 January 2010, a catastrophic 7.0 M magnitude earthquake hit the island…