Through the Camera, 30 Years Later


Photography is one of the most powerful instruments used to save memories and emotions. In 1982, Swiss photographer Barbara Davatz met a young couple and took their picture, but she had no idea that it would be the beginning of a 30-year photo project. At that time, she took shots of 12 young and happy couples.

Time passed, and Barbara got curious about changes within the couples. She found her models and asked them to come back again. She continued shooting them in 1988, 1997 and 2014. Some of the subjects of her photos broke up, some of them came with kids and the others were either with new partners or alone.

gives you a chance to look at the changes within these 12 couples: how their relationships changed and how time changed them.