Blink, a day passes, blink, a year, two, ten. Time is an unstoppable force we have to live with, and to highlight its passage, photographer Josephine Sittenfeld has recreated the portraits of her college classmates she took in 2000.

During those days, Sittenfeld was a junior at Princeton University. She photographed her friends on medium-format film, and the shots eventually ended up collecting dust in her parents' closet. But last spring, as her fifteen-year college reunion was approaching, she remembered the photos and decided to recreate them during the event.

The result is "Reunion," a series of before-and-after shots that have almost the same feel as class gatherings themselves. The pictures show a fast-forwarded transformation of the individuals rather than a gradual long-term change. "At twenty, I felt something intangible, indescribable, full of energy," Sittenfeld's former roommate said. "Only now am I able to describe it—the ultimate sensing of a life ahead." In the later shots, people in front of the lens look less resistant to its intimacy. Shoulders back, bodies less tensed. Could it be because of the reminiscence of everything that came before?

More info: josittenfeld.com | Instagram (h/t thenewyorker)

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Sophie

Sophie

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KK 1 year ago

I love the change.

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#2

Ellie Kemper From "The Office"

Ellie Kemper From "The Office"

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Thorsten M. Weisner 1 year ago

i love Kimmy :D

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Larry

Larry

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KK 1 year ago

He's trapped forever in door prison :D.

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Becky

Becky

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Martin Forbes 1 year ago

Becky looks older in 2000 than she does in 2017.

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Aili

Aili

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KK 1 year ago

She dropped the junkfood :D

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Ethan

Ethan

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KK 1 year ago

He really grew up. Love the subtle chaos in the pics, his half-untucked shirt in the first one and the single slanted picture frame in the second one.

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Anna

Anna

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A.Guy 1 year ago

The rose bloomed over 17 years

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#8

Tenley And Ryan

Tenley And Ryan

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Tiari 1 year ago

He still does not like to wear socks ;)

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Eveline

Eveline

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A.Guy 1 year ago

In 2017 she has the tired look of a parent of teen age children.

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Olympia

Olympia

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Out of chocolate 1 year ago

She looks like she *takes* no shit (from anyone)

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Craig, Denise, Amy And Jess

Craig, Denise, Amy And Jess

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Javier Kintero 1 year ago

Craig is really tanned in 2017

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#12

Chris, Connor Sam And Seth

Chris, Connor Sam And Seth

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KK 1 year ago

I think the people that are missing most likley just moved away or the contact was lost. There are people missing in the other pics too.

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Ethan, Ellie And Christina

Ethan, Ellie And Christina

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James Floyd 1 year ago

Ellie got too famous for you other two!

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Chris

Chris

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Roxane Milko 1 year ago

He has great eyebrows

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Josephine

Josephine

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 1 year ago

Thankfully she looks a bit happier in the second one.

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Ann

Ann

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 1 year ago

Reminds a bit of “Eleven “ in the 2000 pic.

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Katie And Amanda

Katie And Amanda

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Steve Bowman 1 year ago

And together: "Where's Katie?"

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Jess

Jess

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 1 year ago

I agree with you Jess. Hope 2018 is a great year for all of us!

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