Evan James Benally Atwood  

I am nádleehí Diné photographer and artist born to Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle clan), Áshįįhí (Salt people clan), Naakai Dine'é (Mexican clan), and Bilagáana (English/Welsh) residing in the ancestral lands of the Chinook tribe (portland, or). 

My work is often intimately personal, yet invites the viewer into the story to reflect and connect. Within the last year, my work has appeared in TIME magazine and Vice Broadly, and at the Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase in New York, among others. In a way, my work grew with/from the intersection of a queer identity and honoring my ancestral Dinê lineage. I work passionately within the queer, indigenous feminist communities, documenting stories, and uplifting marginalized voices. 

Ultimately my work is driven by thoughtfully documenting using photography and film, with the intent to inspire others in shared communities. 

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  • TIME Mag, From florida to alaska, america’s LGBTQ bars Feel Like Home to Many, 2019
  • OBP, Jared Mees's "Blue Angels" Music Video, Director 2017
  • iGNANT, "A Portrait of the Navajo Reservation, Photo Essay 2016
  • 20 under 20” – Milk Studios, New York, New York, 2014


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2015

Major in Marketing, Minor in Photography

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England

Studied through an International Exchange program, 2013 – 2014

International Management & Marketing

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