McNair Evans (born 1979) is an American photographer living and working in San Francisco, North Carolina, US. His work presents personal, sometimes autobiographical, subject matter in unconventional narrative form, and has been recognized for its literary character. Evans grew up in the farming town of Laurinburg, North Carolina and became interested in photography while studying cultural anthropology at Davidson College. He became serious about the medium while working as a fly fishing instructor in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. He continued his education through mentorships with New Documentary photographer Mike Smith of Johnson City, TN, and Magnum Photographer Alec Soth, and completed a Master’s in Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2011. His photographs are held in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and his work has been featured in exhibition settings and editorial publications. He has served as a lecturer in photography at The University of California, Berkeley, The San Francisco Photo Alliance, The Hartford School, and The University of South Carolina, among others institutions. His first full-length book, Confessions for a Son, was released by Owl and Tiger Press in 2015. He is currently working on a project documenting the experiences of long-haul Amtrak train travelers.
This is a sample of his work
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