About Evan
From New York City to Rural Roads

Born and raised in New York City, Evan graduated from Brown University and received his Master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Specialties include mathematics (he was captain of his respective math team at the Bronx High School of Science all four years), science, and geography (especially GIS—Geographic Information Systems).

His inspiration to road-trip first came courtesy a MoMA retrospective of photographer Lee Friedlander. Evan took to the open road after [college] graduation, journeying 13,500 miles through 29 states and three Canadian provinces (as well as D.C.) over three months. He captured moments with photographs of communities few venture to see. He also began to visit post offices for souvenirs—both physical and nostalgic—en route, amassing postmarks and stories from 250 post offices by the time he returned to the Big Apple.

Evan has taken to exploring the country whenever feasible, flying or (usually) driving to our nation's largest cities and rural America alike. He aims to draw attention to oft-overlooked backbones of our national infrastructure (and history), including the U.S. Postal Service as well as the vast body of infrastructure created as part of F.D.R.'s New Deal during the 1930s. Thousands of his postal photographs are viewable as part a partnership with the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC), which maintains a physical archive of 55,000 post office photographs as well as the more than 25,000 digitized images viewable online. Evan curates and manages every upload to the online photo project, the largest of its type in the world!

With The Living New Deal Evan has documented and geocoded more than 3,000 New Deal projects: post offices, city halls, schools, courthouses, parks, streets, water systems, and more, all constructed or developed with the support of FDR's "alphabet soup" programs. This online archive, too, is the largest of its kind. Hundreds of Evan's photos and the products of hundreds of hours of his research are available at The Living New Deal, with particular emphasis on post offices and attendant New Deal artwork (commissioned murals and sculptures) therein.

Fundamentals

Education

University of Pennsylvania
Master of Urban Spatial Analytics
Brown University
Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship

Software

Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel and Pivot Table functionality
ArcGIS, including Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and Business Analyst
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
MATLAB

Employment

History and details available on LinkedIn.

Media Appearances

NPR: All Things Considered
Radio: Interviewed by Robert Siegel
BBC World Service
TV: three-minute segment broadcast internationally
Time Magazine
Print: discussed in a widely-read article about the Postal Service, also featuring the Postmaster General
The Washington Post
Print; subject of an article in the newspaper's main section
USA Today
Print: quoted on the front page; consulted for online slideshow.
ABC (Australian Broadcasting)
TV: Three-minute segment broadcast internationally