Community, Inner City, Arts and Culture, Sub-Cultures
For over 30 years, Edward Boches was an award winning copywriter, creative director and chief innovation officer at Mullen (now MullenLowe), an ad agency he helped define, shape and build.
Upon retiring in in 2013 he turned his creative energies to teaching and ultimately to documentary photography, where his primary interest lies in exploring how contemporary America lives, works and plays.
Recently, in response to the divisive economic and political climate, Boches has sought out communities and subcultures that bring people together, photographing urban skate parks, hip hop dance crews, inner city boxing gyms and his own extended family.
In spring 2018, the first chapter of his ongoing project Seeking Glory, which celebrates the courage and strength it takes to be a fighter, opened as a solo show at the Griffin Museum’s SoWa gallery. Other work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum in Winchester and the Providence Center for Photographic Arts; has been featured in popular media, including the Lowell Sun and the Social Documentary Network; and has appeared on numerous websites in support of the arts and social justice.
Having worked for years in advertising, studying consumer behavior and motivation, and creating award winning advertising campaigns, Boches has a deep understanding of human nature and motivation as well as decades of experience in crafting stories from both words and pictures. He is available for editorial assignments and freelance.
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