Nicholas Nixon : the Brown sisters : forty years /

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Author / Creator:Nixon, Nicholas, 1947- photographer.
Imprint:New York : The Museum Of Modern Art, [2014]
Description:1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, portraits ; 24 x 30 cm
Subject:Nixon, Nicholas, -- 1947- -- Catalogs.
Brown family -- Portraits.
Brown family.
Nixon, Nicholas, -- 1947-
Sisters -- Portraits.
Portrait photography.
Photography of women.
Photography, Artistic.
Photography of women.
Portrait photography.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Brown sisters : forty years
Other authors / contributors:Frankel, David, 1954- editor.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), publisher.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:In August 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi and Laurie--the Brown sisters. He did not keep that image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four, who then ranged in age from 15 to 25. Working with an 8 x 10-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone, Nixon did the same in 1976, and this second successful photograph prompted him to suggest to the sisters that they assemble for a portrait every year. The women agreed and have gathered for an annual portrait ever since. Nicholas Nixon: 40 Years of the Brown Sisters celebrates the 40th anniversary of the series with luminous tritone reproductions of all 40 portraits and a new afterword by Sarah Hermanson Meister, which examines the series' public exhibitions, critical reception, and cult following.

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Call Number: f TR681.W6N59 2014
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