Reunions 2 Photo Project: 40 Years Later, British photographer Chris Porsz Reproduces the Same Photos Of Strangers in the Same Places
In addition to being talented, this creative has good ideas and shows a lot of patience. It was in the 1980s that the British photographer Chris Porsz began his series of photos called “Reunions” knowing that he would not complete it until 40 years later.
The idea came to him after receiving the Paramedic Paparazzo column from the local newspaper in Peterborough, England in which two photos, one old and one current, were published each week. For several years, Chris Porsz roamed his hometown immortalizing residents, passers-by, and friends in order to create fantastic photographs of yesteryear and today.
Beyond the role of photographer, he also wears a detective cap in order to find all the people who posed for him four decades earlier. A very tough task because life and people have changed whether it is in the fact that certain friendships have not lasted, that some have chosen to leave the city but also that others are unfortunately no longer in this world.
But thanks to the support of the Peterborough Telegraph newspaper, the Peterborough Images Archive collective, and the local Facebook group, he still managed to track down 168 of these strangers. Although he had to travel a 321 kilometer round trip across the country to hear a “sorry it’s not me,” the rewards were well worth the effort.
We let you discover the latest series “Reunions 2” by Chris Porsz below and if you want to get his book, it is currently available for 27 euros on his website chrisporsz. com.