n°253/ We Are Family

December 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

The exhibit Family Pictures taking place in Paris MEP showcases many great American photographers’series about their own family, a very good story while Christmas is coming. I mean not from a psychological or moral perspective but only from a visual one. To a photographer and a viewer, family means group, resemblance and time. Take for instance, Nicholas Nixon’s series about his wife and her three sisters : such a fascinating bunch of faces he’s been shooting every summer since 1975. And time becomes a fascinating and thrilling visual saga that has nothing to do with aging. By the way, we wish you a merry Christmas !

 Nicholas Nixon