Nicholas Nixon (Detroit, Michigan, 1947) is a photographer, known for his work in portraiture and documentary photography, and for championing the use of the 8x10 inch view camera. Influenced by the photographs of Edward Weston and Walker Evans, Nixon began working with large-format cameras. His first solo exhibition was at the Museum of Modern Art curated by John Szarkowski in 1976.
Nicholas Nixon's subjects include schoolchildren and people in and around Boston, his family and himself, people in nursing homes, the blind, sick and dying people, and the intimacy of couples. Nixon is also well known for his work People With AIDS, begun in 1987. In 1975, Nixon began his project, The Brown Sisters consisting of a single portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters each year, consistently posed in the same left to right order. The series has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the National Gallery of Art.