Almost a year to the day of the attacks on during the Boston Marathon near the finish line on Boylston Street on April 15, 2013 the survivors of the bombing have returned to the place their lives were changed forever.
Photographer Robert X. Fogarty recently showed the world his new photography project and short film that shows survivors returning the place of attack to reclaim it as their place for hope.
According to USA Today, “Fogarty first gained national attention with his “Dear New Orleans” project, a photography series where New Orleanians who lived through Hurricane Katrina wrote powerful messages of hope on their body in black ink. With the anniversary of the Boston attack coming up, Fogarty traveled with a film crew to Boston to meet survivors and take them back to the finish line.”
Celeste Corcoran (pictured above) and her daughter both sustained severe injuries from the attack, and this was their first time back to the original place of the event.
“Celeste, she told me this beautiful thing about how she’s ready to reclaim the finish line,” Fogarty said. “That it’s Boston’s finish line and her finish line and she’s ready to make new memories.”
Watch the making of a chilling, heart-wrenching, and absolutely breathtaking account of the grace and beauty of these survivors, their city and their families. #BOSTONSTRONG.
Watch the moment Celeste and her family visit Boylston Street for the first time since last April: