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November 14, 2005

Time and the Brown Sisters


This past Saturday Nicholas Nixon's new show, "The Brown Sisters," opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


Each year since 1975 Nixon has taken photographs of his wife, Beverly (Bebe) and her three sisters.


The four women are always photographed in the same order from left to right: Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie.


One photograph of the many he takes is selected by Brown to represent each passing year.


The 31 photographs in the show, from the first in 1975 to this year's, tell many stories.


The show will remain up through February 20, 2006.


The photographs in this post, from the top down, were taken in: 1975, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2004.

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I saw this show when it was at the Houston meseum. It is a very poignant show. It made me wonder how did their lives change, what influences shaped who they became in the images the camera captured.

Posted by: dawn | Nov 15, 2005 12:16:06 AM

What a change 29 years make. What's perhaps more astonishing is that all 4 siblings were together enough to have regular annual photos taken! With the 4 siblings in my family... be lucky to be all together more than once a year! (yes... seems kind of sad now I think about it)

Posted by: IB | Nov 14, 2005 9:53:59 PM

How cool The women are beautiful. The photographs are beautiful. What a great legacy.

Posted by: riannan | Nov 14, 2005 6:32:19 PM

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