Born in Boston in 1948, the photographer, Edward Murray, studied at Boston University and received his Masters of Community Development from Cambridge-Goddard in 1973.
Mr. Murray lived in Berlin in 1971 and studied briefly at the Frei University, where ironically, one of his courses was “Political Posters”. From a professional background in community planning and social policy research, his experiences have ranged from commercial fisherman and professional sailor to management positions in the restaurant business and owner of a contracting company. Currently a resident of Cambridge, MA, he has also lived on Nantucket Island and the Virgin Islands.
His interest in photography dates from childhood and, while his marine photography has been published, his photography has been defined by projects of interest to him. These have included the documentation of a national sailing championship series in 1972 and a project covering the urban planning blunder of the Markisches Viertel section of Berlin in 1973. His Berlin Wall photographs have been highly acclaimed when presented in galleries and lectures and is thought to be the largest unique collection of that storied construction. He is currently involved in developing a project for the Web which will combine photography with the Web, and pursuing means to broaden the audience for the Berlin Wall collection of his images.