Nicholas Nixon was born in Detroit in 1947 and has lived in the Boston area for over forty years. He has received numerous awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and two Guggenheim Fellowships. In 2005, Nixon’s ongoing portrait of the Brown sisters was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others. Nixon’s books include The Brown Sisters (2005) and Live Love Look Last published by Steidl in 2011.