Evan Schwartz
Best Man

October 22 - November 26, 2016



Postmasters Gallery is pleased to present a photographic series by Evan Schwartz: Best Man (2012-2016)

This is the study of male bonding. I was born in a female body and raised as a woman. Yes, my own natural instincts afforded me a beginning. Just enough male instinct for transitioning to make sense. Body language, intimacy and the silence that forms the masculine relationship are behaviors I've studied for invisible survival. Some of male behavior is nature, much of it is how men are raised; taught that masculinity is founded in lack of intimacy. Silence is an integral part of communication between men, perhaps to insure a level of intimacy isn't verbalized. By creating these moments, not only am I synthetically filling the void from my past, I am experiencing the intimate male bond that I crave. These moments are missing pieces in my quest to fully identify with the men in my life. -Evan Schwartz

A Chicago native, Evan Schwartz received his BA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2005. His narrative work explores the process of human behavior and transformation with a focus on gender. To maintain sanity, he decided to have fun with his own transgender identity which began his public photography career. Prior to graduating from Pratt, he had his first solo exhibit which received acclaim from the New York Times and Gay City News among others. Within the past decade, Evan has shown his work in New York, Russia and Italy. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




Evan Schwartz
In A Minute
2016
20 x 30 inches
Digital C-Print

Evan Schwartz
A Day with David
2016
20 x 30 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Andy in the Woods
2014
20 x 30 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Birds of a Feather
2016
24 x 16 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Cook Prep
2014
16 x 24 inches
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Evan Schwartz
JD and Napoleon
2012
22.25 x 24 inches
Digital C-Print

Evan Schwartz
Jump!
2016
39 x 60 inches
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Evan Schwartz
New Paltz, NY
2016
61.5 x 40 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Brooklyn, NY
2016
20 x 30 inches
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Evan Schwartz
The Pier
2014
20 x 30 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Time Kill #1
2016
20 x 30 inches
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Evan Schwartz
Any Saturday
2012
24 x 16 inches
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Evan Schwartz
With JD and Nico
2012
29 x 40 inches
Digital C-Print