Edwin J. Torres (b.1989) is a photographer preoccupied with uncovering stories about family life and disenfranchised communities that are often overlooked. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American Studies, which sparked his intellectual curiosity about history, current events, and the representation of cultures in a variety of media.
Born in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx and raised in a Puerto Rican family, Torres developed a love for his vibrant community and works to serve as one of the voices from within. Torres uses the camera and the pen as tools to tell stories about everyday life and capture traumatic events with an eye towards promoting social change.
Currently, Torres is a staff photographer at the New York City Mayor's Office. He occasionally edits photo essays for the Ground Truth Project's Emerging Photographer Series. He is a member of the Bronx Photo League which is attached to The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) and a member of the BX200 visual artist collective in the Bronx.
His work has been published in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, The New York Daily News, The American Prospect, ProPublica, The GroundTruth Project, Leica Blog, and several other outlets.
Photo By: Michael Appleton