David M. Spear | The Sun Magazine

David M. Spear

David M. Spear lives just outside Madison, North Carolina, in a log home built with the help of his friends. His photographs of the Neugent family appeared in our June 1994 issue.

— From July 1995

The Neugents

In the tobacco country of rural North Carolina, David M. Spear has photographed a family of plain-living people, and the beauty of his vision is startling. An old woman preparing to shampoo loosens her long, white hair; it floats, diaphanous, over a bowl of water. A man lying in bed gazes out a grimy window, his weathered, pensive face illuminated by sunlight.

June 1994
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