This is the city of Sydney morphed into a male and female

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One hundred and sixty thousand citizens of Sydney, Australia had their faces photographed in order to make one set of composite faces for the city. See the faces of the city's neighborhoods below.

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The face project was conducted at local street fairs. Sydney residents who participated filled out a consent form and had their pictures taken. Their ages ranged from two weeks to ninety-three years. Their race was more homogenous. Over fifty percent of the project participants described themselves as Anglo Saxon Celtic, while only three percent considered themselves Indigenous Australians.

Those of Chinese ancestry formed the most populous minority. While they were not much represented in the overall composite faces, they were seen in the composite faces for one Sydney neighborhood, Haymarket.

Illustration for article titled This is the city of Sydney morphed into a male and female

To see more Sydney faces, go to The Face of Sydney.

DISCUSSION

bookwench
bookwench

Weird. They look more American than the usual Aussie face.

It's funny, and I think it has to do with the Australian gene pool as much as anything else, but Australians for the most part have very specific, distinct features. It wasn't easy to tell at first but after a few years, even when an Aussie is putting on an American accent, you can still see it. These composite photos sort of take that uniqueness away.