Edward Boches was an award winning copywriter, creative director and chief innovation officer at Mullen (now MullenLowe), an ad agency he helped shape and build over 30 years.
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, family farms and farmers' markets.
In spring 2018, the first chapter of his ongoing project Seeking Glory, which celebrates 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.
In the fall of 2018, his series Slowly at First, about his Mom’s last month, was exhibited as part of a group show at the Griffin Museum of Photography and was featured as a highlight of the month by the Social Documentary Network.
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 regularly contributes his images to not-for-profit organizations in support of the arts and social justice and every year organizes a group of fellow photographers, including students, to document the Boston Book Festival.