A portrait of Lotte

Dutch artist Frans Hofmeester has filmed his daughter Lotte, every week from the day she was born, for 20 years. Every week, the images are shot in the same style. With this footage, he created an astonishing time-lapse which shows how we all change so much in the first two decades of our lives — and yet we remain so much the same.

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  1. Write a letter to your future self, five years from now. Include details from your present life (for example, your friends, your favourite music) and what you hope you’re doing in five years’ time. Can you predict any new technology that you might be using in the future?
  2. “Sharenting: Should parents post photographs of their children online?” Organise a class debate!