25 Years of the Brown Sisters

Posted in Photography by Rollfilm on November 23, 2006

Nicholas Nixon – 25 Years of the Brown Sisters

“For this ongoing series, the artist adheres to two unwavering constants. First, the sisters always pose in the same frontal sequence; Laurie, Heather, Bebe, and Mimi. Second, regardless of how many negatives exposed, only one is selected for printing from each individual year’s batch. This imparts a scientific approach to the work, with its unchanging variables, setting parameters for the creative process. However, operating within these limits also allows the subject matter to richly expand, allowing the viewer to partake more empathetically in the lives of the four individuals. Through Nixon’s photographs, we have grown into refined adulthood with the Brown sisters.” (Zabriskie Gallery)



See the whole series at the Zabriskie Gallery


6 Responses

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  1. Susanna said, on November 24, 2006 at 12:28 am

    I love these photos, but the link to the gallery didn’t work. 😦 The idea of floowing someone’s life in such a visual way is very interesting by the way.

  2. neath said, on November 24, 2006 at 2:49 am

    Funny, I just mentioned this project to someone last week when they were discussing the film, 49Up.

    And the link still doesn’t work.


  3. neath said, on November 24, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    it’s a documentary in the UK that follows up on people every 7 years and now they they are all 49. Could be interesting.


  4. Donncha said, on November 27, 2006 at 12:01 am

    Wow, that’s a great find. Nice bit of history there for that family!

  5. .. said, on November 27, 2006 at 12:27 am

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