Jason Evans

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Jason Evans (born 1968) is a Welsh photographer and lecturer on photography. His best known work is Strictly, a series of portraits of young black men dressed as "country gents" made in collaboration with stylist Simon Foxton, and which were acquired for the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery, in 2004.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Jason Evans was born in Holyhead, Wales, in 1968. He was a senior lecturer on the Photography for Fashion and Advertising degree course at Newport School of Art, Media and Design, South Wales[2] and currently lectures in photography at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England.[3] Evans is based in Thanet, England.[4]

Characterizing his photo-series Strictly, Evans said: "Strictly was a weird mixture of macho clothes and quite effeminate clothes. Sportswear-based but classical English things, turned around. The syntax of clothes was completely upside down, and then, worn by black people, it was a new vision of Britain. We were trying to break down stereotypes."[5] The series first appeared in the British fashion monthly i-D in 1991.[6]

In 2013, he was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario.[7]


Publications by Evans[edit]

  • Reconciliation. Self-published, 2008. For Permanent Gallery.
  • London, Colney. Self-published, 2011. Arsenal AH+.
  • Sunday Supplement. Self-published, 2011. For Caribou ATP.
  • NYLPT. London: Mack, 2012. ISBN 9781907946295.

Publications with contributions by Evans[edit]

Mobile app[edit]

  • NYLPT. London: Mapp, 2012. Photographs and soundtrack. Mobile app for iPad and iPhone.


  • Nothing is in the Place, Kraków Photomonth Festival, Kraków, 4 – 31 May 2010.[8]


Evans' work is held in the following public collection:


  1. ^ a b "Jason Evans born 1968". Tate. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Newport School of Art, Media and Design: BA Photography for Fashion and Advertising
  3. ^ "Jason Evans – Photographer". Showstudio.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ "We Folk: Jason Evans: Biography". We Folk. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ Cited in Tate contextual material
  6. ^ David Campany (ed.) Art and Photography (London: Phaidon, 2003), p. 129.
  7. ^ "Artist-in-Residence". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  8. ^ Photomonth Krakow. Sztuk Wizualnych https://web.archive.org/web/20100528032151/http://www.photomonth.com/index.php/en/page/21/nothing-is-in-the-place-curatorial-project-by-jason-evans.html. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)

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