How similar are parent and child? German photographer Frauke Theilking's photo project called "Generation" observes the similarities and differences between generations. Each photo pairs a parent and child, either a mother/daughter or father/son combo, side by side. Devoid of an elaborate background, Theilking's photos focus the viewer's attention on the subjects, who themselves aren't wearing any distracting clothing.

Looking at the two figures, there are apparent (no pun intended) likenesses and gaps. For a lot of the images, it feels like looking at a split-screen of the same person at different stages in their life.

Frauke Theilking's website
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Comment by Jak Manson on March 27, 2014 at 10:37am

Generation gaps can prove to be an issue and you need to not let it come between people. You cannot just be shut off from other generations and you need to understand what people have been through. A lot of issues come from generation gaps and they shouldn't.
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Comment by Sara Davis on May 4, 2012 at 4:43pm

Hmm. :)

Comment by Holly Nolting on February 24, 2012 at 9:05am

I see similarities in all of them darnit!!

Comment by Louis A Burrell on December 22, 2011 at 1:42pm


Comment by Sophia Lambadaridis on December 4, 2011 at 5:22pm

Wow this is awesome!

Comment by Elyse C on November 6, 2011 at 8:34am
Really neat. The third photo in particular strikes me the most with similarities. I would love to do something like this with my Mom!
Comment by salva on October 16, 2011 at 4:46am
something else
Comment by 陳介偉 on October 13, 2011 at 6:34pm
Comment by Jina H. on October 13, 2011 at 5:34pm
so interesting!

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