Nicholas Nixon: photographing the fragility of the human condition

The world is infinitely more interesting than any of my opinions about it.” (published statement by Nixon, 1975)

The first work by Nixon that I came across was his photographic series The Brown Sisters. This project in itself is a microcosmic study of the bodily process of ageing, and to my mind serves as an introduction to Nixon’s other work. It has been noted that as the sisters age, so Nixon moves in with his camera, getting closer to the sisters as they become older. Continue reading “Nicholas Nixon: photographing the fragility of the human condition”