See the Dramatic Differences Between Identical Twins Over Time

Chinese artist Gao Rongguo has created a series of portrait photographs that are both beautiful and emotional. In these portraits of identical twins from Gao’s native China, the impact life has on our faces and bodies is made immediately clear.

Gao’s twins are all over 50 years old—old enough to know their fate, Gao writes. 

The last portrait in the series is the most impactful. On the right, a man stands in profile, while on the left there is just an empty landscape—his twin’s life ended before his did.