February 7 – March 30, 2018
reception March 2, 2018 6-8 PM
Boston-based Edward Boches’ interests as a photographer lie in documenting how people live, work and play. His series “Seeking Glory” celebrates the strength and courage it takes to be a boxer. Boches has spent the past year in city gyms especially in the old mill towns north of Boston.
“Seeking Glory” will be on view at the Griffin at 530 Harrison Avenue in SOWA February 7, 2018 – March 30, 2018. A reception will be held on March 2, 2018 from 6-8pm.
“Fame, success, even self-respect can be elusive goals for many young men and women who grow up in the inner city,” says Boches. He goes on to say that, “the boxing gym promises a way up for some and a way out for others. It offers young boxers a home where they can find support and community. It helps them build character. It inspires the discipline needed to avoid the ever-present lure of gangs or drugs.”
“Seeking Glory” is just the beginning of Boches’ journey photographing boxers. He plans deeper exploration into their courage and strengths that motivate them into the ring as well as photographing an expanded view of their lives.
Edward Boches has exhibited as part of group shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography and at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts. His work has been featured in The Lowell Sun; has appeared in The Boston Globe and online on WBUR.org; and has been distributed internationally by Caters News Agency.