Nicholas Nixon, born in 1947, is known for the ease and intimacy of his large format photography. Nixon has photographed porch life in the rural south, schools in and around Boston, cityscapes, sick and dying people, the intimacy of couples, and the ongoing annual portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters (which he began in 1975). Recording his subjects close and with meticulous detail facilitates the connection between the viewer and the subject. Nixon has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and two Guggenheim Fellowships. In 2005 Nixon had a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Cincinnati Art Museum. In 2006 Nixon's ongoing portrait of the the Brown sisters was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among many others.