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Diego Goldberg – The Arrow of Time


On June 17th, every year, we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.

It all started 43 years ago, with a very simple proposition for which photography was particularly suited: to register in a very simple way how our faces, Susy’s and mine, changed as time passed.

When our children were born we continued: June 17th became a sacred rendezvous, one not to be missed, no matter what. We persevered, year after year, to the point where the project itself took hold of us and we could no longer abandon it.

For us, as a family, it became our unique and private tradition, one that most certainly will continue once we are not here anymore. Nicolás, Matías and Sebastian already have their own branches, spawned form the main one. Our tree of life is growing, slowly but surely.

In the public sphere, the internet has allowed this work to be seen all over the world and the response has been overwhelming.  An extremely simple idea, one that can be done by anybody with a camera – and this means everybody ! – appeals to the common human condition: ourselves, our children, the passage of time, the river of life.

Diego Goldberg


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