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101 Years of Beauty – Photoshoot with Four Generations of Women from One Family

By Anthony Thurston on May 13th 2013

Sometimes you come across a project that just makes you stop and think about life. As you may no doubt be aware, yesterday was Mother’s Day and while I was sifting through all of the Mother’s Day posts I came across this gem.

Seattle based photographer Chamonix Thurston-Rattue (No relation to myself) recently started her 101 years of beauty project, where she plans to photograph 101 women ages 0-101. The first featured shoot that she shared on her blog a few days ago was featuring four generations of women from the same family- ages 101, 79, 57, and 29. Now that is a spread! I just love that you can see the whole progression of this family summed up in these four women.


I asked Chamonix a little about the project and this is what she had to say about it in her own words.

“Over the next two years, I’m photographing of 101 women, ages 0-101. The project is called “101 Years of Beauty” and it celebrates the unique beauty of each stage of a woman’s life. The final portraits will be published into a hardback book. I am especially excited about the multiple generations that I’m photographing because it allows me to meet and photograph a group of women who are all currently at these different stages in life and to really appreciate the relationships they have with one another — it really captures the essence of the whole project. I am also on the lookout for women in their 100’s (older than 101) so I can make the book even longer! There is no upper limit! I still have plenty of ages to fill and I’m welcoming volunteers and referrals!”

You can checkout the original blog post on Chamonix’s website.


Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting

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