It’s incredible to see how time can transform people.  What you are about to see below is a stunning example of that.

In 1975, Nick Nixon, professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, took a picture of his wife Bebe and her three sisters.  They ranged from ages 15 to 25.

The portrait turned out so well that Nixon and his subjects decided to recreate the family photograph every year. The sisters made a pact that even if they ended up in different parts of the world, they would meet to retake the annual family photograph.  Over the years, fashion, lifestyles, and passions changed… but their family ties grew stronger than ever.

Nixon decided two rules for the series: First, all four sisters would pose in the same order, Laurie, Heather, Bebe and Mimi – from the youngest to the oldest. Second, Nixon would only pick one image to print per year.

Sisters‘ went on display in galleries around the world. He’s continued it since, and now they’ve reached the 40 year anniversary!

Check out the 40 images below… their transformations are truly amazing to see.

At the time of their first photograph together – the girls were 15, 21, 23 and 25 from left to right.

 

 

    • 1975

1976

 

1977

1978

 

1979

 

 


1981
 
1982

1983
 


1984

 


1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

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2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008
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2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

 

These pictures show that life’s moving fast and time doesn’t stop for anybody.
Take the chances you have and never regret anything.
At the time of the last photograph, the sisters were 55, 61, 63, and 65… and still close.