Picture of the Day: We Will Finish the Race

Picture of the Day: We Will Finish the Race

Today’s Picture of the Day goes to the Boston Magazine brilliant cover with this touching photographed composition of Boston Marathon’s shoes, shaping a negative-space heart in the middle. Inside the heart, a powerful headline reads, “We Will Finish the Race.” photographer Mitchell Feinberg took this aiming to create an iconic photo of the events.

As Boston Magazine editor John Wolfson states,

“To me the cover is about two things: perseverance and unity. By itself, each shoe in the photograph is tiny, battered, and ordinary. Together, though, they create something beautiful, powerful, and inspirational. Remove just one shoe and you begin to diminish, in some small way, the overall effect. Collectively, they are the perfect symbol for Boston, and for our response to the bombings.

“This city is my home. I live in it because I choose to. My love for it is boundless and, at times, irrational. This staff is filled with people who feel the same way. Our home is hurting right now, and our hope, together, was to produce something that reflects the intensity of affection and pride that all of us here in the region feel for Boston.”

The colored shoes are placed in the middle on purpose, to give the feeling that the heart is “almost beating.” Read more of the behind-the-scenes story at Boston Magazine.


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