A moment in time

Um, Wow.  Argentinean photojournalist Diego Goldberg has photographed himself, his wife Susy, and his three sons every June 17th since 1976 in a project he calls The Arrow of Time.  It all started on the first anniversary of Diego and Susy moving in together, when Diego took the first photos.  A year later, on the same anniversary, he took them again to see if they had changed at all in a year.  After that, it became a family tradition, and even the kids came to look forward to 'family photo' day.   As he puts it, "On June 17, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by." Now 34 years later, his project has become an incredible testament to the constant march of time.  His eldest son Nicolas is now also a photographer and has started his own branch of the tree with his young family.

Doesn't this make you want to mark your calendar and get out your camera?  What amazing perseverance to have done this every year for 30-some-odd years.  It kind of shocks me to see how quickly the boys go from babies to big hairy men!  As they say, the days can be long, but the years are short. 


  1. Now THAT is one of the single coolest ideas/things I have ever seen! Sending to the hubs as a hint! Thanks girl! Great post!

  2. I love this! The hairstyles are great. Makes me wish I'd started this years ago. Maybe we'll incorporate this into our anniversary traditions.


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