Their mother is Italian, their father was Chinese. My wife and her sisters had not been together in the same room for eighteen years. Asked to photograph their reunion, I resolved to make a picture that would show their collective strength, while highlighting their individuality. I wanted the picture to reflect their combined life experience; to show their warmth, courage and pride, but also to reveal their vulnerability and humanity. That there be no distraction, I asked them to wear black and to do away with all adornment and makeup.