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4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Their Transformation Is Stunning

Back in 1975, photography professor Nicholas Nixon took a photo of his wife Bebe and her three sisters. The girls were all between 15 and 25 years old at that time. The portrait was good enough that they decided to make it an annual tradition, with the sisters making a solemn pact that they would meet each year to retake the photo no matter where life eventually took them. Nicholas set two main rules for his project: to always pose the girls in the same order (youngest to eldest), and to only print one image per year.

In 2011, Nicholas decided to go public with the project, which he entitled "The Brown Sisters." It was displayed in galleries all around the world to immense critical and popular acclaim, with some viewers even weeping as they watch the sisters go from young girls to old women. The project has since reached and passed its 40th anniversary, and they're still going strong.

Check out all 40 images below.

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When the first photograph was taken, the sisters were 15, 21, 23, and 25 (left to right).

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At the time of this photograph, the sisters were 55, 61, 63, and 65, respectively. They remain as close as ever.

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H/T: InspireMore | Nicholas Nixon

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