1964 by Natsko Seki. Start the slideshow.

Every seven years since 1964, director Michael Apted has returned to document children from varying economic and social backgrounds in Up series. The children are now in their 50s, and the latest entry in the series, 56 Up, premieres this month in the UK.

For the POV broadcast of 49 Up, we asked seven artists to create a visual representation of the politics and culture at the time of each installment.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.