Nick Nixon and the Sisters
Nicholas Nixon, famous for making immediate and in-your-face documentary snapshots with an 8x10 view camera and wide lenses, photographs his wife Bebe and her three younger sisters every year. There are 31 pictures in the series now--it certainly dates me that the first time I ever saw the series, the total was six, perhaps eight. "For 31 years, he's chosen one black-white shot of the sisters," writes Carl Hartman of Canadian Press, "always in natural light and always in the same left-to-right order--Heather, Mimi, Bebe and Laurie. The photos usually are taken on a lawn or beach." The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will be showing all 31 through Feb. 20th of 2006. "It's a small, stark show: a single wall in a single room, three rows of 10 photos each, with an additional one at the end of the middle row." The show is in the west building.
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON
Featured comment: Salva (apologizing for his English) writes, "I've seen this show in Seville (Spain) last year, and I felt so impressed with the time-passing feeling."