Community, Inner City, Arts and Culture, Sub-Cultures
Edward Boches is a Boston and Cape Cod-based documentary photographer with a keen interest in how people live, work, play and struggle.
In recent years Boches has sought out subcultures that bring people together, photographing community centers, inner city boxing gyms, protests and rallies, and most recently the agricultural community of outer Cape Cod.
In the spring of 2020 he curated and produced the site PandemicBoston.com, six projects that collectively capture how the pandemic transformed Boston’s landscape, forced behavior change, and triggered anxiety. The Boston Globe, WGBH and BU Today, among others, covered the online gallery and Panopticon Gallery in Boston featured the work in a two-month long physical exhibit in the winter of 2020/21.
In 2018, his project Seeking Glory, celebrating the courage and strength it takes to be a fighter, was exhibited as a solo show at the Griffin Museum’s SoWa gallery, juried into the Social Documentary Network’s 10th Anniversary presentation at the Bronx Documentary Center, and featured in Stand Magazine.
That same year, Slowly at First, a series that captured his Mom’s last month, was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, featured as a highlight of the month by the Social Documentary Network, and awarded two honorable mentions at The LA Photo Curator’s Confronting Mortality competition.
Other work has shown at the Upstairs Gallery in Orleans, the Providence Center for Photographic Arts, and the Griffin’s Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston’s Downtown Crossing.
Boches believes strongly that a photographer has a responsibility to give back to the communities whose stories he tells. As such he supports local journalism by donating his services as a contributing photographer with the Provincetown Independent. Every year he recruits a team of photographers to volunteer their services in documenting the Boston Book Festival. And beginning in 2020, in partnership with Digital Silver Imaging, he is donating images from a project called By the Tide to Wellfleet SPAT, with all proceeds from sales going to SPAT’s shell fishermen relief fund.
He is available for free lance and assignment.