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Humanities - Edwin Torres, Photographer and Photojournalist - Friday, September 18th 7:30 pm - Shonk Recital Hall

Born and raised in the Bronx, Edwin Torres uses the medium of film to tell the millions of stories hiding just beneath the surface of often overlooked city blocks. From adventuring into abandoned public school buildings, to following drug addicts around for days to tell their story with a sensitive and coherent eye, to hopping on a bus to Baltimore to portray the recent protests, Torres allows his curiosity to flow into his art, and his art to flow into his curiosity. He is interested in exploring the complex interactions of histories, cultures, identities, and representations that have shaped the experiences of people living in the United States and uses the camera as a tool to communicate, meet others, and bring to light issues that have poor representation.

Currently, Torres is a freelance photojournalist for the New York Times and a volunteer at the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC). He is a member of the BX200 visual artist collective in the Bronx and won the 2015 BRIO (Bronx Reconizes its Own) Bronx Council of the Arts award. His work has been published in the New York Times, Daily Mail, Global Post, and the Leica Blog.