Monday, April 14, 2014

Dear Boston

Tomorrow marks one year since the tragic and senseless Boston Marathon bombings.  My good friend and photographer Robert X. Fogarty of Dear World recently went up to Boston to document some of the victims returning to the finish line for the first time.  His portraits are haunting and powerful.

The thought of going back to that spot for the first time must have been terrifying.  Of course, the physical danger may be gone, but our thoughts can be just as dangerous.  What happened next was amazing.

Going back to the spot where their lives were changed forever was healing.  Going back changed them.  It was defiant.  It gave them control back.  It gave them their lives back.  You can see their healing in the portraits.    

Just watch the video above and then check out the amazing and inspiring portraits here.

It's already been picked up by the Huffington Post, USA Today, The Today Show, and many others.

You can help support his project by sharing his project here.  Please, take two seconds to help out.

As Robert said, "Thank you for sharing yours here.  As you heal, know you inspire the rest of us to be better, still."

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