Photographer Interviews

McNair Evans: Confessions For a Son

November 21, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo


McNair Evans was making photographs in San Francisco that addressed the country's historic economic crisis when he realized that it was the crisis in his family that he needed to address.

Confessions For a Son is a new monograph by photographer McNair Evans that grapples with the past and present of a storied Southern family. The work is an engrossing interrogation of the relationship between parent and child, guilt and regret, love and loss. It’s a settling of accounts—that thankless work which the dead bequeath to the living. The roots of...

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