Taking Notes: The Brown Sisters
Nicholas Nixon took a candid photograph of his wife and her three sisters in the summer of 1975. The following year, while taking a photo of the sisters at a family graduation they lined up in the same order, and so began an annual ritual. The resulting collection of photographs spans forty years.
The story of sisterhood that emerges is underpinned by the passing of time and the cumulative nature of the project. Crewneck white t-shirts, aran knit jumpers and Hawaiian print shirts emerge as tangible motifs of abstract notions such as mortality and intimacy. These classic staples are worn by the sisters with an unfading elegance across four decades.