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1908 - 2008



1908 - 2008 aims, with images of different people, to create a series of portraits that give the impression that one has photographed a centenary at different ages of his life (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years).

On August 25, 2008, the photo of Mischa-Koblett-Wanner, the first baby born in Switzerland in 2008, was published in the eight Swiss daily newspapers that are partners in the project. The picture is accompanied by the following text: "Do you know a 5-year-old child who, when he was a newborn, was his look-alike? If so, please send us a recent photo of the child and a photo from five years ago. »

When the five-year-old lookalike is found, his portrait is published in the partner media along with the same question as the previous time: "This child is five years old. Do you know a ten-year-old child who, when he was five years old, was his look-alike? If so, please send us a recent photo of the child and a photo from five years ago. »


Once the ten-year-old child has been found, the same procedure is followed to look for a fifteen-year-old adolescent, then adults of twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety and one hundred years of age until - by progressive shifts, from look-alike to look-alike - a complete gradation is obtained between the newborn and one hundred years old.

The initial idea is that a group photo will bring together all the people who make up the gradation at the end of the project, but 1908 - 2008, unfortunately, does not come to an end. No new look-alike is found after the publication of the portrait of the fourth look-alike, a fifteen-year-old teenager, and the project stops there.

 

 



Partner media from 1908 - 2008: Bieler Tagblatt, Freiburger Nachrichten, La Liberté, Le Courrier, L'Express, l'Impartial, Le Journal du Jura, Le Quotidien jurassien.

With the support of : Canton de Fribourg, un encouragement à la culture.


 






















 





















 

 

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