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 took portrait photography shots of her friends on medium-format film, and the pictures eventually ended up collecting dust in her parents' closet. But last spring, as her fifteen-year college reunion was approaching, she remembered the cool photos and decided to do a then and now follow-up 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 photo series shows 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 during the friends' reunion. "Only now am I able to describe it—the ultimate sensing of life ahead." In the later shots, people in front of the lens look less resistant to their intimacy. Shoulders back, bodies less tense. Could it be because of the reminiscence of everything that came before, or is it how aging gracefully looks?

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

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Sophie

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KK
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3 years ago

I love the change.

Cristina Poncea
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3 years ago

She looks feminine, delicate and strong at the same time. I find her really beautiful.

Ellis
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3 years ago

She looks better now; stronger and more confident.

Irene Walton
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3 years ago

confidence

varwenea
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3 years ago

She looks like she found herself. Her confidence is at Jedi level.

Sam Blankenship Tran
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3 years ago

Girl you're like fine wine - better with age!!!!

TunedForLife
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3 years ago

Hmm...Assassin's Creed earrings anyone? :)

Michael Lewinger
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3 years ago

I, too, miss David Bowie

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3 years ago

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Kimberly Edwards
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3 years ago

Bad ass!

Colin Bayler
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3 years ago

Coming out of the closet?

Colin Bayler
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3 years ago

Coming out of the closet.

Allison Wood
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3 years ago

Love the hair!

Allison Wood
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3 years ago

Love the hair!

Lynn Bull
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3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful ...stunning!

Emmer
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3 years ago

Aw I prefer 2000s outfit but still nice

Sally Laroche
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3 years ago

She looks like a badass! I like it

Katie Gillies
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3 years ago

Wow wow lol

eleven's eggos
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3 years ago

Total glo-up!

Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years ago

Young and tentative to wise and cautious!

UniversalMel
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3 years ago

The change is amazing <3

Katie Smith
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3 years ago

She looks fabulous in both

Matt Howell
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3 years ago

She looks even better.

jevais
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3 years ago

She's so gorgeous. Love her modern hair cut and outfit.

layne
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3 years ago

It's very evident she now knows much more of what's really out there in the world now & she looks even determined & confident.

layne
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3 years ago

meant to say: looks even more determined & confident now.

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Barbara Baxendale
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3 years ago

She looks better 17 years later !!

Debra Taylor
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3 years ago

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Debra Taylor
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3 years ago

برامج تحميل برامج تنزيل برامج

Debra Taylor
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3 years ago

هوت سبوت

Debra Taylor
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3 years ago

برامج تحميل تنزيل

Debra Taylor
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3 years ago

برامج تحميل تنزيل

Iwanna
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3 years ago

8? Is that you? ;)

weifeng xu
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3 years ago

cool

Aish Siva
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3 years ago

I can't pinpoint her age! WHAT IS YOUR SECREEETTTT

Andrea Delden
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3 years ago

Cool look!

Christina Ciccarelli
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3 years ago

stunning now..wow

Little Menace
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3 years ago

Did you deliberately photograph the first picture from a lower view point or are we witnessing your growth in hight? ;)

Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

Cool change.

Audra Granath
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3 years ago

Beautiful!

Jean Schweibish
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3 years ago

Snap!

Lola Rose
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3 years ago

She looked better before

Rod
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3 years ago

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Black Don't Crack and age better.

Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

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Man or woman?

Vali F.
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3 years ago

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she came out of the closet

Nikki Scott
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3 years ago

Your clothing doesn't define your sexuality and your sexuality doesn't define your clothing.

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Ellie Kemper From "The Office"

Ellie Kemper From "The Office"

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Thorsten M. Weisner
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3 years ago

i love Kimmy :D

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Larry

Larry

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KK
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3 years ago

He's trapped forever in door prison :D.

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Becky

Becky

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Martin Forbes
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3 years ago

Becky looks older in 2000 than she does in 2017.

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Aili

Aili

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KK
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3 years ago

She dropped the junkfood :D

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Ethan

Ethan

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KK
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

The rose bloomed over 17 years

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#8

Tenley And Ryan

Tenley And Ryan

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Tiari
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3 years ago

He still does not like to wear socks ;)

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Eveline

Eveline

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A.Guy
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3 years ago

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

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Olympia

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Out of chocolate
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3 years ago

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

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#11

Craig, Denise, Amy And Jess

Craig, Denise, Amy And Jess

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Javier Kintero
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3 years 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
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Ellie got too famous for you other two!

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Chris

Chris

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Roxane Milko
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3 years ago

He has great eyebrows

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Josephine

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years ago

Thankfully she looks a bit happier in the second one.

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Ann

Ann

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

And together: "Where's Katie?"

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Jess

Jess

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years ago

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

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