About

Evan Nicole Bell is an award-winning documentary photographer, artist, and educator currently living in Columbia, Maryland. In addition to photography, she expresses herself through abstract painting and music. She enjoys playing the electric guitar and the djembe. 

Evan holds a self-designed B.A., "Documenting Justice: The Role of Photographic Narratives in Activism," from Duke University and a graduate certificate in Public Policy & International Affairs from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.

All work displayed on this site is available for sale. To purchase a painting or signed photo print, hire Evan to shoot your event or headshot, or commission her for a custom painting, please email her at info@evannicolebell.com.

Solo Exhibitions

Aug 2019– | Faith in Color (Special Collection) | Eruditio et Religio Living Learning Community, Duke University, Durham, NC

Apr-May 2018 | Faith in Color: A Photographic Exploration of Race, Religion, and America in Tribute to C. Eric Lincoln | Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC (link)

Jan-Feb 2018 | black. | Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC (link)

Selected Group Exhibitions

Apr 2018 | What Is Good Art? | Kenan-Keohane Gallery, Durham, NC

Feb 2018 | What Is Home? | Rubenstein Arts Center, Durham, NC

Oct 2015 | Duke University Union Arts Festival | Durham, NC

Dec 2014 | Stories of Smith | Y.E. Smith Elementary School, Durham, NC

Oct 2014 | Duke University Union Arts Festival | Durham, NC

Mar-May 2014 | 24th Annual Senior Show | Department of Education Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

2010-2014 | Howard County Spring Student Arts Exhibition | Columbia, MD

Awards & Fellowships

2018 | Julia Harper Day Award (for excellence in documentary studies), Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

2018 | John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

2018 | C. Eric Lincoln Theology and Arts Fellowship/Undergraduate Artist Residency, Duke University Chapel

2017 | RIPP Documentary Arts Fellowship in Photography, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

2016 | Kenan Summer Fellowship, The Kenan Institute of Ethics at Duke University

2015 | Forum Fellowship, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

2015 | Featured Artist, Duke University Union Arts Festival

2014 | Featured Artist, Duke University Union Arts Festival

2014 | Howard County Senior Juror’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts

2013 | Howard County Junior Juror’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts


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