Photographs show portraits of one hundred years old Czechs. Nowadays, there are over 1200. In fifty years their number will reach 14,000. 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. 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.

The pairs of photographs are accompanied by brief facts from the people's physical and psychic world.

Anna Vašinová, *1909 in Zhoř, Ústecko-Orlicko. 
On the left 22 years old (after wedding), on the right 102 years old

Former occupation: farmer, JZD worker
Current place of residence:  retirement home in Sloupnice
Current hobbies: reading romance novels written by Vlasta Javořická
Family Relationship: ---
Unforgettable Memory singing Russian folk songs together with children ́s chorus, being taken her husband away by Nazis and lonely farming after that
Wishes:    meeting her husband after her death