Every year since 1975, American photographer Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947) has taken a portrait of his wife Bebe and her three sisters. The requirements for this unusual, long-term artistic project are extremely simple: The four women reunite for a group portrait, with the only constants being the order in which they appear left to right and the size of the negative. The sisters are usually portrayed within a narrow frame, often shown standing and from the chest up – more rarely seated or in full view – and looking directly into the camera.
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