Atelier EXB / Château d´Eau, 2021. First edition. Hardcover, 168 pp., 124 b/w illustrations, 230 x 280 mm. Photographs by Nicholas Nixon. Text by Gilles Mora, Isabelle Darrigrand (French). Design by Jêrome Saint-Loubert Bié.
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2021 by Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi
This monograph spans the entire body of work of American photographer, Nicholas Nixon, offering a transversal vision of his oeuvre through the prism of intimacy. At the heart of the book, the iconic Brown Sisters series is presented, four sisters he has photographed for over forty-five years, reproduced in full for the first time in a publication.
Around this corpus, various unpublished series are mixed with more emblematic images that will allow us to rediscover this prolific artist: from industrial landscapes to his portraits of rural families in the southern United States, through the daily life of his wife, to very close shots of faces. The book sheds light on Nixon's particular photographic distance, starting with distant views to series testifying to the infinitely close.