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Sisters (The Brown) Take Photo Every Year: For 36 Years. They are 4 of them, the same and getting older…

Posted on: May 7, 2013

Sisters Take Photo Every YearFor 36 Years. And they are 4 and getting older…

Back 1975, American photographer Nicholas Nixon once took a photo of his wife Bebe and her three sisters, and they came up with an idea to make it an annual tradition.

The Brown sisters took a photo every year till 2010. To make the series more coherent, the four sisters – Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie – always posed in the same order. For a time lapse of 36 years.

The youngest of the sisters, Mimi, was only 15 in the first photograph, and the oldest one – Bebe – was 61 in the last one.

Back when Nixon started taking the portraits, the Brown sisters were 15 to 25 years old.

Seeing how seasons, fashion and haircuts change throughout the series, one thing remains the same, and it’s the strong family bond the four women share.

The series, titled The Brown Sisters, were even exhibited National Gallery of Art and the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and two complete sets were sold at the New York’s photography auctions.

Nixon was at the time a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art. This time laps even out-does the five friends, who’d take the same photo for 30 years, starting 1982.

Book: The Brown Sisters (via: 22words)

http://www.boredpanda.com/4-sisters-take-photo-every-year-for-36-years/

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The Brown Sisters by Nicholas Nixon

http://www.boredpanda.com/4-sisters-take-photo-every-year-for-36-years/

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