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Nicholas Nixon, ‘North View from Battery Park, New York City’, 1975, Betsy Senior Fine Art
Nicholas Nixon, ‘North View from Battery Park, New York City’, 1975, Betsy Senior Fine Art
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Nicholas Nixon

North View from Battery Park, New York City, 1975

Gelatin silver print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
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Location
New York
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Nicholas Nixon
American, b. 1947
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Nicholas Nixon takes intimate, black-and-white photographs of children, the elderly and infirm, and his own family (as well as cityscapes). Best known for his series “The Brown Sisters”, Nixon began taking portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters in 1975, and has continued to photograph them annually since. Influenced by the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, Nixon works with a large-format camera; “For me the print is what matters most. Generally the biggest possible negative has the most clarity, presence, and believability,” he has said. Nixon’s images, which include close-up self-portraits of the artist’s bearded face, manifest the humanistic potential of photography, offering moments of tenderness between individuals, and meticulously capturing the minute details of his subjects.

Nicholas Nixon, ‘North View from Battery Park, New York City’, 1975, Betsy Senior Fine Art
Nicholas Nixon, ‘North View from Battery Park, New York City’, 1975, Betsy Senior Fine Art
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About the work
Nicholas Nixon
American, b. 1947
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Nicholas Nixon takes intimate, black-and-white photographs of children, the elderly and infirm, and his own family (as well as cityscapes). Best known for his series “The Brown Sisters”, Nixon began taking portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters in 1975, and has continued to photograph them annually since. Influenced by the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, Nixon works with a large-format camera; “For me the print is what matters most. Generally the biggest possible negative has the most clarity, presence, and believability,” he has said. Nixon’s images, which include close-up self-portraits of the artist’s bearded face, manifest the humanistic potential of photography, offering moments of tenderness between individuals, and meticulously capturing the minute details of his subjects.

Nicholas Nixon

North View from Battery Park, New York City, 1975

Gelatin silver print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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