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The Face of Age Portraits, Mark Story - 106 year-old Coeur d’Alene Native American woman

So Cute...

I adore this photo! I just really wish I knew what she was laughing at because it has to be super funny to get that kind of belly laugh….

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In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

Inspiring photos: 25 mind blowing and powerful portraits from around the world

Inspiring photos: 25 mind blowing and powerful portraits from around the world

“ Photo of an old Samburu woman taken in the outskirts of Maralal in Northern Kenya. Asked about her about her age, all she could say was, that she was born in the year after the big drought. “But age doesn’t matter”, she says.

sarah-shrief: shaheenov7: Expressive faces ..... / Untamed ...

(by Matilde B.) The face made in response to the photographer telling him she was totally in love with his face. I’d have to agree with her. Old man, lines of life, a face that have lived, portrait, photo

Joyful - http://pieceofglass.blox.pl/2009/04/niezwykle-zwykle-portrety.html; http://pinterest.com/moclaire/unforgettable-world-faces/ http://www.pinterest.com/fannyshiz/faces/

"'Diaspora Smile' is a part of an ongoing photographic project that captures the joy of elderly Tibetan refugees who lived in exile for more than fifty years." Photo by Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn

I can only hope someone can see this much JOY in my eyes. I think she's amazingly beautiful!

How can anyone not smile because of this woman's beautiful smile? love that face!

"Soit serein, je ne dirai plus rien. Soit serein, je ne ferai plus rien. Soit serein, le silence sera mien. Soit serein, mon amour sera tien."  Chrystyne S.

Reclaim Peace by Etty Hillesum // Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world

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This picture really caught my attention because the photographer decided to do a close up shot, which showed all of the wrinkles and details in his face. I feel a very strong sense of unity when looking at this picture.

"All of these lines across my face. Tell you the story of who I am. So many stories of where I've been. And how I got to where I am..." -- Brandi Carlile

I like how the use of lighting and the black and white color scheme catches every bit of detail in the mans face.

"Que a minha pele possa ficar enrugada pelo tempo, que meus cabelos fiquem brancos ou caiam ao passar dos anos, que possa não ter mais o sorriso encantador como na juventude, mas que eu não perca a ternura, o amor, a alegria. Que eu possa sorrir, amar, e continuar acreditando que a vida vale a pena, e que a felicidade vai estar sempre comigo..."  Hilario Josepe

Beautiful old people are like works of art.