Nicholas Nixon. The Brown Sisters, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1986

Nicholas Nixon The Brown Sisters, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1986

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Since 1975, Nicholas Nixon has been photographing his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Mimi, Laurie, and Heather, every year for what has become a series called The Brown Sisters. Nixon uses an 8 x 10 inch view camera to take many exposures, from which he selects the final portrait. Although the sisters always appear in the same order, the passage of time marks these intimate portraits of the photographer’s family.

Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2018
Gelatin silver print
7 11/16 × 9 5/8" (19.6 × 24.5 cm)
Lois and Bruce Zenkel Fund
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© 2020 Nicholas Nixon

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