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7 Artists Take On The ‘Up’ Series (Slideshow)

Every seven years since 1964, Michael Apted has visited Up series participants to check in and find out how they're doing. We asked seven artists to create a visual representation of those years.

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1978 21 Up

Hanneke Treffers

1978 by Hanneke Treffers

The participants of the Up series were 21 years old.

Disco reigned supreme, and the world’s first “test-tube baby” — Louise Brown — was born.

Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States and James Callaghan was the prime minister of England.

Music from Grease and Saturday Night Fever dominated the charts, The Deer Hunter won the Academy Award for Best Picture and theatergoers made Annie Hall and Animal House two of the year’s most popular films.

Artist: Hanneke Treffers is an Amsterdam-based freelance illustrator and creator. She graduated in photography design in 2002 at the Academy of Arts and Design St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands. More of her work can be seen at

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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 300 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.
  • Tristan Elijah Sauvageau

    disgusting that ‘Bridegroom’ wasnt included

  • Tom Roston

    Half are, half aren’t. And if you include IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? and SALINGER, then most of the snubs don’t apply to your analysis.