What 100 Years Look Like

Portraits of centenarians

Outside of that Smuckers-sponsored Willard Scott segment on the Today Show and the occasional hyperbolic news item on the rise of STDs in rest homes, we rarely see imagery of people over a certain age -- unless they're famous, and being trotted out to accept a lifetime achievement award. Perhaps this is why we're so smitten by the close-up portraits in Jahrhundertmensch, a new series by German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen that we spotted on PetaPixel.

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