James Evans | 2010 Navy



James R. Evans is a Military Photojournalism student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. 

He joined the Navy in April of 2005 and attended Basic Still Photography “A-School” at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md. Two years later he was selected to return and attend the school’s Intermediate Photojournalism Course.

Evans spent his first enlistment aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) where he deployed to the Western Pacific and in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Among other things, he served as coverage crew supervisor, newspaper editor, maintenance work center supervisor, repair parts petty officer, and career counselor, many at the same time.  He also took a lot of pictures.

Evans has won categories in the Walter Richardson Navy Photographer of the Year competition and is usually good for an honorable mention in the Military Photographer of the Year competition.

He has had numerous photographs published in magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.

Evans hails from Eagle River, Alaska and enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and encountering interesting wildlife.  He also goes fossil hunting with his wife, Aleria. He has a pet rat snake named Bob.

His personal photography can be seen at and his military photos and stories can be found by searching for his name at 



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