David Evans is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker specializing in international documentary imagery and production. His clients include the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and United Nations Foundation. His work has appeared in publications around the world, including U.S. and local-language editions of National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Traveler magazine, the Washington Post, USA Today, Time/CNN, the London Times, BBC, and Digital Photographer, as well as on the cover and in the pages of National Geographic books. Assignments have taken him to dozens of destinations on every continent but Antarctica.
With a proven track record working in diverse geographic and cultural environments, combined with innate tendencies of flexibility, sensitivity, and discretion, Evans is uniquely qualified to work embedded with indigenous populations and high-profile public figures alike. He brings back compelling editorial images of development, health, and education issues whether traveling alone in the Middle East or Tibet or as the exclusive photographer traveling with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Spencer Wells in Latin America, Africa, the U.S., or Central Asia.
Evans’s documentary approach is often tapped for commercial endeavors as well. Projects include producing the video and still assets for the launch of National Geographic Terra Firma Coffee, leading a fact-finding tour of international designers and merchandisers to Venezuela and Peru to research and document the cultural and aesthetic influences that inspired the National Geographic South American Home Collection, and photographing a national advertising campaign to attract U.S. business to Honduras.
Evans has also served as an international election observer for the Carter Center on electoral missions in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia.
Evans has a background as an award-winning creative director on three continents for places like National Geographic Television, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, and DDB Needham Worldwide. He has directed, produced, and consulted on a wide variety of documentaries, IMAX films and animations, motion graphics and promotions, broadcast, print and collateral advertising, and brand development and management in nearly every form of traditional, integrated, and emerging media.
He divides his time between his homes in Washington, D.C., and the Venezuelan Andes.