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Photographer Edwin J. Torres documents family in Artsworks show


Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, N.J., presents “Towers: Holding On,” family documentary photographs by Edwin J. Torres, Feb. 1 to 26, with an opening receptions from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5.
The exhibition features family photos of the people who loom large over the award-winning photographer’s life. Their story is one of courage, migration, loss, joy, pain, perseverance, and triumph. It is set in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, N.Y.
This project is dedicated to them, and especially to the memory of Torres’ mother, Nitza Magalay Garay, who died on April 4, 2020.

Born in the Bronx in 1989, Torres is 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.
Torres serves as the Visual Content Director for the Governor’s Office in New Jersey. In 2016, Torres was the lead photographer and contributed reporting in a Pulitzer Prize winning story with ProPublica and the New York Daily News.
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