Observing Generation Gaps

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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  • 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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  • Hmm. :)

  • I see similarities in all of them darnit!!

  • Amazing

  • Wow this is awesome!

  • Really neat. The third photo in particular strikes me the most with similarities. I would love to do something like this with my Mom!
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  • so interesting!
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