In 2010, photographer McNair Evans returned to his childhood home in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to retrace his father’s life and legacy. His father’s passing nine years earlier had exposed the looming insolvency of their family farming businesses, ending five generations of family and financial stability. The economic impact on the family was immediate, but the emotional impact lingered with Evans.

The project evolved into a personal essay that became a book of photographs with text comprised of family letters titled Confessions for a Son. Pre-released at the New York Art Book Fair, the book sold out within months, and work from this series was acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Christmas Morning was made at the family’s Montreat, NC, home in 2009.


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Christmas Morning, 2009
Pigment print on archival paper
Work: 16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
Frame: 20.75 x 24.75 x 1.5 in (52.71 x 62.87 x 3.81 cm)
2 of 5
Courtesy of artist, Tracey Morgan Gallery, and Sasha Wolf Projects
Signed on verso

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McNair Evans
Christmas Morning
  • Dimensions
    16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm)