face of the century

FACE OF THE CENTURY

As part of 2016’s PhotoEast Festival, Julian Germain’s Face of the Century was at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich.

At the turn of the millennium Germain produced a series of chronologically sequenced portraits of 101 individuals – their birth dates spanning every year of the 20th century – commencing with a 100 year old, ending with a new born baby. Face of the Century is one of a series of projects exploring Julian’s overriding preoccupation, ‘life and time, as recorded by photography. I keep coming back to these existential themes. I seem to be drawn to making connections between the young and the old. Very elderly people fascinate me as do children and especially newborn babies. Lives that have only just begun and others which are in their twilight months and years.” 

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