Then & Now: Same People Photographed As Young Adults And 100-Year-Olds

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 latest 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. “This set of comparative photos explores the similarities and the differences in appearance and in physiognomy,” Langer writes about his project. “The characteristics of personality change throughout life but it seems as if individual nature remains rooted in the abyss of time.” See the portraits below.

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


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

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

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

Anna Pochobradská, Around 30 Years Old, 100 Years Old

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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