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Rhonda
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PostSubject: Forty Portraits in Forty Years   Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:34 pm



Nicholas Nixon was visiting his wife’s family when, “on a whim,” he said, he asked her and her three sisters if he could take their picture. It was summer 1975, and a black-and-white photograph of four young women — elbows casually attenuated, in summer shorts and pants, standing pale and luminous against a velvety background of trees and lawn — was the result. A year later, at the graduation of one of the sisters, while readying a shot of them, he suggested they line up in the same order. After he saw the image, he asked them if they might do it every year. “They seemed O.K. with it,” he said; thus began a project that has spanned almost his whole career. The series, which has been shown around the world over the past four decades, will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, coinciding with the museum’s publication of the book “The Brown Sisters: Forty Years” in November.

Who are these sisters? We’re never told (though we know their names: from left, Heather, Mimi, Bebe and Laurie; Bebe, of the penetrating gaze, is Nixon’s wife). The human impulse is to look for clues, but soon we dispense with our anthropological scrutiny — Irish? Yankee, quite likely, with their decidedly glamour-neutral attitudes — and our curiosity becomes piqued instead by their undaunted stares. All four sisters almost always look directly at the camera, as if to make contact, even if their gazes are guarded or restrained.

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PostSubject: Re: Forty Portraits in Forty Years   Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:09 pm

That's really cool! And it's interesting that all the photos were taken in New England except for 1981 (Cincinnati) and 2008 (Dallas).
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PostSubject: Re: Forty Portraits in Forty Years   Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:54 pm

Wow, that's neat. We do this with our girls to a degree. There is one place we visit every Christmas and we take a shot in front of the Christmas tree each year. Not sure how long that will last, but it's neat to see.


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PostSubject: Re: Forty Portraits in Forty Years   Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:11 pm

interesting Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Forty Portraits in Forty Years   Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:01 am

Wow, that's cool.




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