Then and Now

When visiting the exhibit “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000” currently on display at the MoMA on its fifth floor, in addition to this…big ass table and two ginormous chairs, you are also greeted by a large display of the above photo (aptly titled “Boy on the Wall”) taken in 1973 by Jens S Jensen of a boy, Michael, playing around on “a modernist housing estate in Hammarkullen, Sweden” where “his youthful tenacity [augments] his presence within an otherwise bleak architectural context.”

Here is Michael today 39 years later in this photograph below also captured by Jensen:

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