In the summer of 1975, Nicholas Nixon took a picture of his girlfriend, Bebe, and her three sisters. One year later, at one of the sisters’ graduation parties, he took another picture of the four women, and another every year since. His work tells the story of a moment, of transience, and of the sisters’ changing relationships to each other. As such, it also narrates the story of the essence of photography. The group picture becomes steeped in déjà-vu; the series of images becomes visible as passed time. Nixon’s works are invariably black-and-white, they document the constants of being human: life and death, love and loss, stasis and change, being and ceasing to be. His images from Boston, New York, and Cambridge are sociograms of their time, just like his series of portraits showing the sick or of AIDS patients. In collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE C/O Berlin is showing Nicholas Nixon’s complete oeuvre. It will feature works from his “The Brown Sisters” series, alongside his urban images such as “New Topographics” and “City Views”, his portraits, self-portraits and still lifes.
Fri, 28 Sep, 19.00h
29 Sep 2018 – 2 Dec 2018
Hardenbergstr. 22-2410623 Berlin