Thursday, May 25, 2017

Faces of Century: These Photos of People When They Were Young and At 100 Will Leave You Amazed!

So many things change when a person ages. Wrinkles, changing hairlines, graying hair, the list goes on... But one thing that always stays the same is a person's identity.

For his photo project called Faces of Century, photographer Jan Langer captured over a dozen Czech centenarians and compared their pictures of when they were young, and when they were over 100 years old.

“How these people see their life after such a period? The majority of those I approached agree that with advancing age life is faster; until, at last, the life will pass in a moment,” Langer says. “Time is shrinking, as are the faces of the elders. I wondered what changes and what remains on a human face and in a human mind in such a long time, and in such a short while in relative terms. I wondered how much loneliness of the old age weighs, and what memories stay in 100-year-old mind.”

This set of comparative photos (of archive portraits from the family album and contemporary portraits from the present time) explores the similarities and the differences in appearance and in physiognomy. The characteristics of personality change throughout life but it seems as if individual nature remains rooted in the abyss of time.

1. Marie Burešová, 23 Years Old (Wedding), 101 Years Old



2. Antonín Kovář, 25 Years Old (Bandmaster Of His Own Band), 102 Years Old



3. Vlasta Čížková, 23 Years Old (Finished Girl High School), 101 Years Old



4. Marie Fejfarová, Her Personal History Was Burnt; On The Right 101 Years Old



5. Antonín Baldrman, 17 Years Old (Skilled Locksmith), 101 Years Old



6. Prokop Vejdělek, 22 Years Old (Oath Of Enlistment), 101 Years Old



7. Anna Pochobradská, Around 30 Years Old, 100 Years Old



8. Bedřiška Köhlerová, 26 Years Old (Wedding), 103 Years Old



9. Vincenc Jetelina, 30 Years Old (Finished His House), 105 Years Old



10. Stanislav Spáčil, 17 Years Old (Skilled Electrician), 102 Years Old



11. Ludmila Vysloužilová, 23 Years Old (Gift For Her Fiancé), 101 Years Old



12. Anna Vašinová, 22 Years Old (After Wedding), 102 Years Old



13. Ludvík Chybík, 20 Years Old (Skilled Confectioner), 102 Years Old


(Images © Jan Langer, via Bored Panda)

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