Evan is a freelance reporter and documentary photographer, based in Brooklyn, N.Y. but often on the road.
As a reporter, he has experience with daily deadline writing and investigative reporting, and is conversant in FOIA and records requests, but prefers stories that require extensive human sourcing. His written work has earned him two awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
As a photographer, Evan's work focuses on the human beings behind headlines. He has a deep interest in issues of race and class in America, and in showing the human interactions that underly the news.
Evan's written work has appeared in the Washington Post and the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate, among others.
His photos have appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic Wire, the Columbia Journalism Review, and more.
2015 - Second Place, Continuing Coverage, Connecticut SPJ, 2014 - Third Place, In-depth Reporting, Connecticut SPJ
“Thirty-nine years, I’ve been here, and no water,” said Sorrento, La., resident David Arceneaux. “I don’t know what happened this time. I had eight inches of water in the house. But it doesn’t matter — eight inches or three feet, it’s all the same.”
Arceneaux said the worst part of the flood was that it reminded him of his late grandson Job, who died at the age of five.
“Everytime I came across his stuff,” Arceneaux said of the cleanup this week, “I said, ‘Man, if Job was here and could see all this water.’”
He gestured towards his house.
“This I can recover,” he said. “Him, I can’t bring back.”
Job’s death was one of a series tragedies that Arceneaux said lead him to attempt suicide last year.
“I shot myself,” he said, pointing to his chest.
In the year since, Arceneaux said he’d returned to work as a mechanic at a local refinery, and had been in counseling,
“I don’t look at that no more,” he said of his past. “I look ahead.”
With his head out the sunroof of a pickup truck and a pistol on his hip, Clyde Cain, 53, watches members of the loosely-affiliated “Cajun Navy” retrieve their boats from the floodwaters of Vermilion Parish, La., while broadcasting the action on Facebook Live.
Cain, a U.S. Navy veteran, launched the Louisiana Cajun Navy Facebook page on Sunday, August 14, when much of the state was flooded or in need of assistance.
On that day, Cain rescued his daughter from his ex-wife’s house in Albany, La., in a flat-bottomed boat. After getting her to safety, he said, “The Spirit said, ‘turn around and go back.’”
Students at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute practice clearing rooms with orange plastic training weapons before graduating to live-fire exercises. Shot on assignment for The Nation.