The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife Bebe and her 3 sisters. They were so impressed with the result, they collectively decided to make it a yearly event, the annual family photo. 36 years later, the sisters and Nicolas had all kept their promise, resulting in 36 beautiful and candid photographs.
Despite the years changing, the four sisters Heather, Mimi, Bebe and Laurie always remained in their same positions from that original photograph back in 1975. Whilst the fashion, haircuts and indeed their lives & personalities continue to evolve and change over the years, one thing that is incredibly evident is just how much of a loving bond there is between the four of them.
You can find them in the archives of New York’s Museum of Modern art and on display at the wonderful Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. But if you’re not based Stateside, you can easily get hold of a copy of the book Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters. Thirty-Three Years which showcases these magnificent images in all their high resolution glory.
Via: Fraenkel Gallery