In the modern age, we can trace our journey from one point to now using photos to create something of a disjointed timeline, but the book Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters. Thirty-Three Years. charts the life of four sisters with a single photo every year for 33 years.

Nixon took a photo way back in 1975 of his wife Bebe and her three sisters before jointly deciding to make the photo something of an annual tradition. Posing in the same order each time, the sisters would gather to let Nixon snap the shot, which have all been sorted into a publication. Although the technique that Nixon uses is nothing special, Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters. Thirty-Three Years. pulls on one's heartstrings for its ability to really show the passage of time.