Photographer Barbara Davatz has produced a starkly beautiful portrait project spanning over 30 years entitled "As Time Goes By." In this project, which began in 1982, Davatz photographs the same subjects over the years, with children, partners (sometimes new ones), new clothing and hairstyles, and features that are recognizable yet slightly changed.
Her work has a simple and gorgeous documentary quality. These people are not just aging, they are living, and time is passing.
As a plastic surgeon who is concerned with issues of identity, beauty, aging, and evolution, this work was interesting for me to analyze and appreciate. Enjoy some samples of Davatz's work below, or purchase her beautiful book via Amazon.com below.