C.C., Boston

Nicholas Nixon American

Not on view

Best known for The Brown Sisters, a series of photographs of his wife and her sisters made each year since 1975, Nixon has long been interested in documenting the physical manifestations of mortality. During the early 1980s he made a number of portraits in a nursing home in Boston, including this powerful image of “C.C.” A veritable relic, she is as resolute as the time that has ravaged her.

C.C., Boston, Nicholas Nixon (American, born 1947), Gelatin silver print

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