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Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Brown Sisters project: Time has no mercy

We present to you a project that has taken quite a prominent place in the history of photography. In 1975 Nicholas Nixon started photographing his wife Bebe and her three sisters every year, once a year. Always in the same order; Heather, Mimi, Bebe, Laurie.

This magnificent project clearly illustrates that the true work of art is not comprised primarily of techniques and skills, but the original idea. Besides the photographs themselves being quite interesting, it’s really exeptional to see the history and change of these women.

The Brown Sisters in 1975

The Brown Sisters in 1976

The Brown Sisters in 1977

The Brown Sisters in 1978

The Brown Sisters in 1979

The Brown Sisters in 1980

The Brown Sisters in 1981

The Brown Sisters in 1982

The Brown Sisters in 1983

The Brown Sisters in 1984

The Brown Sisters in 1985

The Brown Sisters in 1986

The Brown Sisters in 1987

The Brown Sisters in 1988

The Brown Sisters in 1989

The Brown Sisters in 1990

The Brown Sisters in 1991

The Brown Sisters in 1992

The Brown Sisters in 1993

The Brown Sisters in 1994

The Brown Sisters in 1995

The Brown Sisters in 1996

The Brown Sisters in 1997

The Brown Sisters in 1998

The Brown Sisters in 1999

The Brown Sisters in 2000

The Brown Sisters in 2001

The Brown Sisters in 2002

The Brown Sisters in 2003

The Brown Sisters in 2004

The Brown Sisters in 2005

The Brown Sisters in 2006

The Brown Sisters in 2007

The Brown Sisters in 2008

The Brown Sisters in 2010

Nicholas Nixon with his wife, Bebe.