Steven Edson

Documentary Photographer
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Location: Boston, Ma
Nationality: USA
Biography: As a documentary photographer working on personal as well as client projects, I enjoy collaborating with print and digital creatives to help tell the vital stories about the relationships of people to people, places and objects. It never ceases to... read on
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Credits: steven edson
Date of Work: 05/03/20 - Ongoing
Updated: 05/30/20
Location: Boston, MA
Closed until further notice: Boston during the coronavirus pandemic. It feels very strange.... like time has stood still and we are all in a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, but in this case, it's very real. I look out the window of my home and at first appearance, everything seems so normal, but I know the world isn't right. I am not alone in this bad dream when almost every day is a Sunday or Thursday or a Monday and it's groundhog day all over again. One's experience certainly depends on if you or any loved ones or friends have had the virus and if it has a mild effect or a severe response which only a trip to the hospital can possibly save you. This has struck close to home as my daughter, sister, and brother-in-law have all tested positive and thankfully each went through it without any major symptoms or lasting after-effects.

As I venture out to explore what Boston looks and feels like under social distancing and self-isolation, the city is locked up pretty tight with a few exceptions. Most of the people I pass are using face masks but I am somewhat surprised at how a fair number of people flaunt the recommendations of health care professionals. Mental illnesses aside, arrogance and self-centered attitudes continue to exist. Maybe Darwin's theories will take its toll but unfortunately, it will also take the innocent and vulnerable as well.

To make photographic documents of this period speaks to my hopes that there is a future where there is a vaccination to prevent this virus from spreading and way into the future where historians and archivists will look back on this event with both awe and sadness at the 100's of thousands of American people who have died from this illness and the fortitude of the masses to start their lives again but very differently.

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Skateboard Park

By Steven Edson — As with most endeavors when a person tries to develop and hone skills, learning the hard way is often the..

Road Paint

By Steven Edson — Abstract selections of paint found on city streets, simplifying them to an essence of line, shape and color...

Winter is Coming

By Steven Edson — Many people living in northern climates have the fortunate and unfortunate opportunities to experience..


By Steven Edson — Halloween- a most frivolous of American holidays, but my favorite of all. Fantasy reigns, costumes are meant..

Art of the Automobile

By Steven Edson / Boston, MA — This series of photographs hilight American and European cars and the beautiful detail that went into the..

Travels Thru France

By Steven Edson / France — Travel make makes me feel alive and connected. Exploring a country, a region, a city is often an amazing..

NYC St Patricks Day Parade 2019

By Steven Edson — Who doesn't love a parade with marching bands, people in uniforms and a crowd who came to celebrate all..

1970's B&W Street Photography

By Steven Edson / New York City — In the early 1970's, when I started shooting photographs on a regular basis, "street..

Outside Looking In

By Steven Edson — Looking at life from the other side of the glass window. Outside, Looking In. Life in contemporary American..

The County Fair

By Steven Edson —   Started in the mid 1800’s, the primary purpose of state and county fairs was to promote the..

Race Day, Season 2

By Steven Edson — Race Day, Season 2, follows people who love to race cars and drive really fast race tracks with the..

Boston March for Science

By Steven Edson — Photographs from the recent Boston March for Science on the Boston Common attended by tens of thousands of..

Protesting President Trump

By Steven Edson — These photographs document the various protests and public demonstrations against President Trump and his..

All Roads Lead Home

By Steven Edson / Vermont, New Hampshire — A long drive home thru the frozen backroads and small towns of Vermont and New Hampshire. If the freezing..

Boston Womens March for America

By Steven Edson / Boston, Massachusetts — I attended and photographed at the Boston Womens March for America on January 21st 2017. These photographs..

Head of the Charles 2016 Regatta

By Steven Edson — My goal was to photograph the poetry of motion and the machine like team work and coordination necessary to..

Race Day

By Steven Edson — This photographic series is about the people and their cars who simply want to go faster around a track or..

Polo Match

By Steven Edson / Portsmouth, RI — This project started out as a specific match on a foggy afternoon at the Newport International Polo Club in..


By Steven Edson / Chicago, Illinois — I recently came back from a self assigned project in Chicago where I worked on creating more diverse content..


By Steven Edson / Detroit, Michigan, USA — Detroit, The Motor City, Home of Motown Records and currently a city in transition.

World Trade Center, NYC, NY

By Steven Edson / NYC, NY — Early Morning Fog, World Trade Towers, NYC, NY 2000 I spent a week in the summer of 2000, documenting..
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