Created 21-Apr-13
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Joy and Heartache, after the bombings at this year's 117th Boston Marathon...


I made the first 30 of these photographs on the Sunday after the horror of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th 2013 and the tension of the manhunt and "shelter in place" that paralyzed Boston on Friday, April 19th, 2013. Saturday was a breakthrough of tension. On this day, people came out to the areas around Copley Square to grieve, mourn and remember. The press was in abundance, as were mementos, prayers and well-wishes. There was a multi-denominational ceremony at the corner of Boylston and Berkeley Streets. There was quiet and song. Senator Warren came to connect with her constituents.


And we had Hugs.

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Reconnecting with Copley Square, after the bombings at this year's 117th Boston Marathon...


I made the subsequent 20 photographs after the one week anniversary of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th 2013. Slowly the Copley Square area of the city is coming back to life. Memorials have been spontaneously created, moved and recreated, as the restricted area slowly reduced in size. Finally, Copley Square reopened to the public on April 24th, and the memorials have finally settled here. This area of the city was eeriliy back to normal this evening, with business opening up, people going about their usual activities, even panhandlers in front of the Apple Store. But there are still a plethora of news trucks and press on nearly every block, rehearsing and broadcasting their stories of the event. And of course there are the memorials and the sense of somber reflection and loss.

To those who were injured and killed on April 15th and especially to their families and loved ones, hugs and hope...

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