Media

Intrn’l Video: Argentinian photojournalist creates special project taking people “Back to the Future”

Intrn’l Video: Argentinian photojournalist creates special project taking people “Back to the Future”

LatinaLista — Buenos Aires-born Irina Werning has two Master's degrees. One is in history and the other in photo journalism. Two different subject areas that Irina has combined to create an unique global photo history project.

A lover of old photos, Werning didn't see them as keyholes to the past of someone's life but rather as a projection of someone's future. Always curious about how people in the old photos would feel and look like if they were to reenact those same photos today, Werning decided to find out.

A couple of years ago, she invited people to send her old photos of themselves. Before she knew it she was receiving photos and emails by the hundreds. She dubbed her project 'Back to the Future.'

For each person, Werning analyzed the original photo and then painstakingly recreated it with the same person, in the same location, recreating the same facial expressions and wearing the same type of clothing as in the original photo.

It didn't take long before Werning's simple art project went viral capturing the attention and curiosity of people everywhere. The response was so overwhelming that Werning is now embarked on a global journey to add more people to her growing collection of mesmerizing photos.

BACK TO THE FUTURE from Jamie Jessett on Vimeo.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Media

featured-strike-one

Video: Film about young Latino trying to prove innocence may “strike” too close to home for some

Latina ListaAugust 27, 2015
Carlos Varela

Video: Carlos Varela, “The Poet of Havana”

Latina ListaAugust 18, 2015
Eduardo Clark holds American and Cuban flags across the street from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2015. A diplomatic freeze that stretched five decades, outlasting the Cold War and nine U.S. presidencies, formally ends Monday when Cuba and the U.S. reopen embassies. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will attend a flag-raising ceremony at the Cuban chancery in Washington before meeting Secretary of State John Kerry, who will travel to Havana at a later date. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Video: Friday’s ceremonial re-opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana promises to be day remembering the past, honoring the present and still hoping for a better future

Latina ListaAugust 13, 2015
sinRaiz-300x300

Video: Visiting Mexico brings unexpected truths to DREAMers searching for identity and country

Latina ListaAugust 11, 2015
WCTL_CH1_Profile

Video: Getting to know the courageous women of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico fighting for peace and social justice

Latina ListaAugust 6, 2015
150803112401_espinosa2_624x351_reuters

Video: Murdered Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa thought he had escaped death

Latina ListaAugust 5, 2015
10690018_734133046707605_5861645857108590048_n

Video: Short animated documentary brings to life girl’s feelings on having a brother incarcerated

Latina ListaJuly 27, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.29.07 AM

Video: Technology ushers in a new chapter in accessing the works of the grandfather of Chicano literature

Latina ListaJuly 21, 2015
Latino-Americans-PBS-Ford

Video: Documentary series about Latino Americans necessary reminder of Latinos’ role in U.S. history

Latina ListaJuly 15, 2015