Friday, September 27, 2013

Nicholas Nixon, Friendly, West Virginia,1982

This photograph from Nicholas Nixon depicts an American family standing on their porch staring at
the camera. Nixon composes the portrait to include every family member by juxtaposition. The girl at the front walking into the frame and the boy sitting holding the Pepsi can gives a notion of movement, time and frame. The family's dusty appearance, stance and stare confronts the viewer.