Sisters Pose For Same Photo For 40 Years

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Nicholas Nixon was visiting his wife’s family during the summer of 1975, when he casually asked the sisters to pose for a picture. A year later at one of the sisters graduations, the sisters gathered again and stood in exactly the same order as the year before. Nixon asked if they could do the same photo every year and so the tradition was born. From then on, Nixon has photographed the siblings every year to document their growing up and old together.

This series of photo’s was published into a book in 2014, named “The Brown Sisters: Forty Years”. The photos were also on show at the Museum of Modern Art.

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New Canaan, Conn.