‘Faces of Century’ by Jan Langer – GIFs Showing the Power of Aging
Czech news webiste Aktuálně.cz has published a set of comparative photos made by Czech photographer Jan Langer for his project „Faces of Century“ in an effort to poignantly illustrate the dramatic effects of aging.
The photographs depict people in the prime of their youth (mainly in their 20s and 30s) and sets them off against the photographs taken five or six decades later. Each of these striking images comes with a caption containing the information about the subjects, namely their age and the date when the photographs were taken. Another interesting fact is that all of the people in the photographs are centenarians.
Jan Langer explains the inspiration for doing this series of amazing GIF photographs: „For the youth of the world, they never expect to get old… but it slowly sneaks up on everyone. For the old, it’s often hard to remember just what it was to be youthful.
This captivating series puts the effect of aging front and center, showing images of elderly people and then a quick sweep back to their youth in the same pose.”
As we look through these fascinating photographs, apart from feeling amazed by the depicted centenarians, we can’t help thinking it is true what they say – ears and noses continue to grow as we age. watch video below