4 Sisters Captured in Same Family Photograph Shows Breathtaking Changes in Them Over a 40 Year Time Span

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In 1975 Nicholas Nixon visited his wife’s family which consisted of four sisters. He asked the four sisters to pose for a picture together which led to a 40-year tradition. One year after the original photo, Nixon, and the four sisters gathered for a graduation, where he asked them to pose again. Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art was so pleased with photo; he wanted to recreate the family photograph every year.

The sisters made a pact with Nixon to meet each year no matter where life took them to retake the photo in the same order, Laurie, Heather, Bebe, and Mimi. Each year, keeping true to their pact, the sisters posed from youngest to oldest, and Nixon chose only one image to print each year. It is breathtaking to witness the change in passions, lifestyle, and fashion as the siblings aged.

Each photo taken over a span of 40 years shows how family bonds connect these four women through blood and history. Nixon shared these incredible photos in his project, “The Brown Sisters” in galleries around the world, and the 40-years of transformations can now be viewed.

At the time of their first photograph together – the girls were 15, 21, 23 and 25 from left to right.

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At the time of the last photograph, the sisters were 55, 61, 63, and 65… and still close.

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