Photos Showing People As Young Adults To 100 Years Old


Photos Showing People As Young Adults To 100 Years Old

In his sentimental series, Faces of Century, Opava-based photographer Jan Langer visually presents the inevitable changes that accompany aging. With 100-year-old Czechs as his muses, Langer explores the effects of time through a collection of then-and-now photos.

Faces of Century is composed of several pairs of photographs. Each coupled combination depicts the same person as a young adult and as a centenarian. To adequately showcase the changes evident in each individual’s appearance, the subjects recreate the poses present in the older photographs. By providing these side-by-side comparisons, Langer allows viewers to discern the visual similarities and differences between the photos. “Time is shrinking,” Langer comments, “as are the faces of the elders.”

Photos Showing People As Young Adults To 100 Years Old

In addition to exhibiting aging’s physical effects, Langer also delves into the psychological side of getting older. Each photo is accompanied by a brief biography of the subject, listing his or her former occupation, current place of residence, hobbies, status of his or her family relationship, an unforgettable memory, and his or her wishes. By asking each individual questions related to these topics, he is able to comprehend how the inner-workings of their minds have changed. Similarly, this supplementary text provides a more in-depth and intimate portrait of each individual.

“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,” the photographer ponders. “I wondered how much loneliness of the old age weighs, and what memories stay in 100-year-old mind.”

Anna Pochobradská, 30 years old and 100 years old
Anna Pochobradská, 30 years old and 100 years old
Anna Vašinová, 22 years old and 102 years old
Anna Vašinová, 22 years old and 102 years old
Antonín Baldrman, 17 years old and 101 years old
Antonín Baldrman, 17 years old and 101 years old
Antonín Kovář, 25 years old and 102 years old
Antonín Kovář, 25 years old and 102 years old
Bedřiška Köhlerová, 26 years old and 103 years old
Bedřiška Köhlerová, 26 years old and 103 years old
Ludmila Vysloužilová 23 years old and 101 years old
Ludmila Vysloužilová 23 years old and 101 years old
Ludvík Chybík, 20 years old and 102 years old
Ludvík Chybík, 20 years old and 102 years old
Marie Burešová, 23 years old and 101 years old
Marie Burešová, 23 years old and 101 years old
Prokop Vejdělek, 22 years old and 101 years old
Prokop Vejdělek, 22 years old and 101 years old
Stanislav Spáčil, 17 years old and 102 years old
Stanislav Spáčil, 17 years old and 102 years old
Vincenc Jetelina, 30 years old and 105 years old
Vincenc Jetelina, 30 years old and 105 years old
Vlasta Čížková, 23 years old and 101 years old
Vlasta Čížková, 23 years old and 101 years old
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