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Mashing Up Family Members to Show Genetic Similarity

Edited By: Avishai Edenburg

 Most of us hear this at some point in our lives: “you look just like your father,” or “you have your mother’s smile”, and sometimes it’s hard for us to see what they’re talking about. But it’s there, alright. Quebecois photographer Ulric Collette had the idea of splicing portraits of parents, siblings and grandchildren together (including his own family), showing how these traits get passed across generations:

1. Pascale (45) and David (36), sister and brother

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Claude (54) and Benoit (23), father and son

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Ginette (61) and Ismaëlle (12), grandmother and granddaughter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Kristof (19) and Madined (41), son and mother

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Maxim (16) and Juliette (13), sisters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Éric (39) and Dany (31), brothers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Ismaëlle (12) and Nathan (11), brother and sister

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Jean-Philippe (29) and Veronique (27), brother and sister

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. Marie-Pier (18) and N’sira (49), daughter and mother

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10. Alex and Sandrine (20), twins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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11. Amélie (33) and Daniel (60), daughter and father

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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12. Hâm (64) and Sophea (37), father and daughter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13. Ulric (34) and Justine (34), cousins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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14. Ginette (61) and Mathieu (30), mother and son

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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15. Laurence and Christine (20), twins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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16. Karine (29) and Dany (25), sister and brother

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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17. Christophe (30) and Ulric (29), brothers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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18. Denis (53) and William (28), father and son

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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19. Isabelle (32) and Amélie (33), sisters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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20. Marie-Andrée (55) and Claudette (81), daughter and mother

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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