Ken Kotch has been a photographer for ten years. He holds a B.S. in Photography from Northeastern University. He has worked for the Associate Press during the 2004 Boston Democratic National Convention, Sports Illustrated Magazine (covering the NEw England Patriots), ProCycling Magazine, National Parks Magazine, as well as private events, weddings and portraits. He has lived in Italy, China and currently calls Boston home.
Ken was diagnosed with Type I (juvenile) diabetes when he was eight years old. His doctor at the time, Dr. Starkman, told him there was nothing he could not do—except skydive and scuba dive. “Why?” Ken asked. “Because those are the two things I wouldn’t do,” replied Dr. Starkman. Ken has adopted that mentality ever since.
He is now working on a project photographing people with diabetes. With Broken Pancreas, Ken hopes to show the world that diabetics lead (extra)ordinary lives everyday.