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Pep Bonet

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Photographer & Filmmaker


Pep Bonet (Mallorca, 1974) is co-founder of NOOR images and Nikon Europe ambassador. Pep is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has traveled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the deranged world we live in. Pep is also a Profoto ambassador and part of the Chris Benz Ocean team, and is the Spanish sailing speed record holder. His long-term projects focus on African issues, with his best known project being 'Faith in Chaos', a photographic essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep's ongoing work around the world on HIV/Aids and identity has resulted in several photography books and many exhibitions around the world. He is also known for a long-term report on the rock 'n roll band Motörhead. Pep spent many years (2008-2015) on the road with Lemmy Kilmister, the legendary lead singer of the band, and created an outstanding visual document of the many hours spent with Motörhead. He has also directed their official video clips, created the CD covers and the official merchandising with his photographs. Since then she has been running the Wacken Open Air Instagram account during the festival. WOA is the largest open air heavy metal music festival in the world. In the last 3 years Pep has started studying infrared photography and is preparing a new body of work. He is also working with HBO Max (2021 and 2022) as the behind the scenes Director of Photography, with "House of the Dragon", the prequel to "Game of Thrones" and "The Climb", a rock climbing series with Jason Momoa.

Over the years he has dedicated himself to filming documentaries. This has resulted in numerous short and feature-length documentary films, including the award-winning 'Into the Shadows', a research into the lives of hundreds of thousands of Africans living in central 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 it was named "one of the top 30 to watch" by Photo District News. In 2007 he won second prize in the World Press Photo competition in the Sport category for his work on the amputee football league in Sierra Leone.

In 2009 Pep won a second World Press Photo Award for his work "Forced Identity", which portrays the life of transsexuals in Honduras. In 2013, Pep won his third World Press Photo Award in the Multimedia category for Into the Shadows.

Pep is a photographer, filmmaker and DOP, working on personal projects, mostly directing documentary films, and on assignments for clients and NGOs. He frequently lectures on photography and film and chairs conferences and workshops.

Pep lives in Mallorca.


Acknowledgments and Roles:

Ambassador Nikon Europe, Profoto and co-founder of NOOR images, he was the photographer of the Metal Band MOTORHEAD from 2008 to 2015.

World Press Photo Awards

  • First prize, Multimedia Contest, 2013

  • Second Prize, Portraits, Stories 2009

  • Second Prize, Sports 2007

Other awards and recognitions

  • Horbach Award, 2015

  • W. Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant, 2005

  • Lucchetta Foundation of Trieste, Best Photographer of the Year, 2004

  • Visa pour L'image, Kodak Young Photographer of the Year, 2003



  • We the people of Wacken, UDR, 2014

  • Röadkill, Motorhead, 2013

  • Watching in Silence, 2011

  • Generacion Perdida, 2010

  • Remarkable South Africans, 2009

  • 17 milagroso, 2009

  • 217A, NOOR, 2008

  • One Goal", 2007

  • Somalia: The Invisible Trace, 2007

  • Photobolsillo, La Fabrica, 2007

  • Quadern de Bitacola, Carles Domenec and POSITHIV+, 2005


​National Geographic, New Yorker, Newsweek, New York Times, US News and World Report, The Times (United Kingdom), MSF (Medecins sans Frontieres), Corriere della Sera, El Pais, EPS (El Pais Semanal), PF (Magazine), Man, Brisas, Ultima Hora, PDN, El Mundo, El Periódico, El Dominical, Profifoto, American photo, Zoom, News photo, Photography, Metro, Cities, Credits, Art, Reflex photography , Transversal, IO Donna, The Photographer, Goteborgs Posten, Photo Italia, Digital Photographer, La Vanguardia, NRC Handelsblad & M Magazine, Trouw, de Volkskrant, Het Parool, Onze Wereld, IS (Internationale Samenwerking), Algemeen Dagblad, Vrij Nederland, News Weekly, Internazionale, Le Soir, De Morgen, The Globe and Mail, Esquire (Russia), Days (Japan), Verdensmagasinet, C Magazine, Private, Specchio (La Stampa), Courrier International, Le Nouvel Observateur, Elsevier, Independent, World Economic Forum, Minority Rights Group, Open Society Institute, British Medical Journal, Harper's & Queen, Impactaids, Playboy , Rolling Stone, Life, Politiken, …


NGOs & foundations

ICC (International Criminal Court), FAO, UNFPA, UNHCR, Soros Foundation, MSF, Save the children, War Child, Gift of the Givers, Millicom Foundation, Lexis Nexis, NOOR, Thalita Kum, Positive Lives.


  • "HBO MAX" House of the Dragon Director of Photography Game of Thrones Prequel BTS 2021

  • "HBO MAX" The Climb Director of Photography Rock Climbing Series with Jason Momoa and Chris Sharma, BTS 2021/2022

  • "ICC Educational videos" Director of the series (14 films) for the International Criminal Court. 2021

  • "Der konig von Palma"UFA/RTL Series Behind the Scenes / Key Art / Studio Photographer. 2022

  • "Hellbangers" Documentary film about Botswana's underground Heavy Metal scene. 2020

  • "Lüderitz Speed" 25 short films about Speed ​​Windsurfing in Namibia. 2019/2020

  • "Film Meero Education" Kadir van Lohuizen, Jon Lowenstein, Sanne de Wilde, Sebas Liste. 2020

  • "El sueño efímero" Documentary film (as PDO) Barcelona. Director Toni Bestard. 19 mins 2020

  • “Into the Shadows” Documentary film about migrants, South Africa. 52, 75 and 5 min versions. 2013

  • “Forced” Child Labor and Exploitation, Bangladesh. 26 minutes 2013

  • “I'm not for sale” Documentary film on human trafficking. 14 mins 2017

  • “Rise Up” Documentary film on human trafficking. 24 minutes 2017

  • "Fortunes Gift" 14 positive refugee stories / Denmark. 28 mins 2016

  • “Girlztalk” Documentary film on South African young women's voices. 25 mins. 2014

  • “Right to identity” Documentary film on birth registration. Tanzania. 13 mins 2015

  • “Suffering in silence”, Obstetrical fistula in Asia. Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan. 13 minutes. 2015

  • "El rey de la Habana" Photographs from Cuba, directed by Agustí Villaronga. 2h 5 min. 2015

  • "Motherland", another Crimea. 20 minute documentary film. 2014

  • “The most beautiful hell I know”, Infant mortality in Chad. 26 minutes 2017(on FILM)

  • "Guyane, the invisible border" 2017. 52 min Advance production

  •  "Kenya, the internal border" 2018. 52 min Advance production.

  • "Family Planning" Bolivia and Papua New Guinea for UNFPA. 2018

  • "Out of Plastic" Plastics in the Mediterranean (as DOP) 52 min. 2018

  • “Ponerse al día”, short fiction film. 14 min. 2014

  • “Fel de la terra” Documentary film on the life of 7 Majorcans. Majorca, Spain. 80 mins. 2017

  • "3 Wise Monkeys", fiction short film (as PDO). Spain. 12 mins 2015

  • "Lucía, del verbo lucir" fiction short film (as DOP). Spain. 13 mins 2016

  • "When the sky comes looking for you" Official Motörhead video clip. 2016

  • “Heroes” (David Bowie cover) Official Motörhead video clip. 2018

  • "Libre" Taifa official video clip. 2016

  • "Acústico Embrujado". Taifa official video clip. 25 minutes. 2016

  • Transgender “Transparaiso” in Chile. (still ongoing) 2014

  • "Afronauts" Zambian Space Research. (still ongoing) 2014


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