James H. Evans


James H. Evans
James H. Evans (born 1954 in West Virginia) is an American photographer. Currently based in Marathon, Texas, Evans' work focuses on documenting the West Texas area through subject, landscape, and portrait photography. Though Evans works all around the Big Bend area of Texas, he is best known for his work within Big Bend National Park. James H. Evans moved to the Big Bend area of West Texas in December 1988. Previously, Evans worked in Philadelphia and New Jersey, shooting drag races and portraits of the drivers. He was the official photographer for United Bracket Racing Association (1975-1979.) This organization was responsible for the introduction and assimilation of bracket racing classes in the NHRA. He later moved to Corpus Christi and then on to Austin, where he worked on commercial and product photography. After taking a hiking trip to Big Bend National Park, Evans decided to drop everything and move to the small town of Marathon, on the outskirts of the park. Evans dedicated his life and work to documenting the Big Bend Area. His work encompasses traditional landscapes, night-scapes, portraits of the unique inhabitants of the area, and defining subject matter. In 2003 Big Bend Pictures, Evans' first book, was published; the book sparked more interest in Evans' work, allowing him to publish his second book, Crazy from the Heat, in 2011. Exhibitions · 2016 Hunt Gallery San Antonio, Texas · 2015 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas · 2013 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas · 2008 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas · 2008 Art Museum of South Texas Corpus Christi, Texas · 2008 Al Rendon Gallery San Antonio, Texas · 2008 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas · 2007 Westin Hotel Dallas, Texas · 2007 Alpine Gallery Night Alpine, Texas · 2005 Adair Margo Gallery El Paso, Texas · 2004 Al Rendon Gallery San Antonio, Texas · 2004 Tadu Contemporary Art Santa Fe, New Mexico · 2004 Adair Margo Gallery El Paso, Texas · 2003 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas · 2003 Galveston Arts Center Galveston, Texas · 2003 Museum of the Big Bend Alpine, Texas · 2002 Adair Margo Gallery El Paso, Texas · 2002 Terlingua House Alpine, Texas · 2001 El Paso Museum of Art El Paso, Texas · 2001 Houston Center of PhotographyHouston, Texas · 2001 Afterimage Gallery Dallas, Texas · 2001 Anam Cara Gallery Ketchum, Idaho · 2001 Marfa Book Company Marfa, Texas · 2000 Longview Museum or Art Longview, Texas · 1999 Austin Museum of Art Austin, Texas · 1998 Stephen L. Clark Gallery Austin, Texas Collections · Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas · The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas · El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas · Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas · Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas · Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas · San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas · Westin Hotel, Dallas, Texas · Wittliff collections, San Marcos, Texas