They gathered in the early morning hours of April 6 at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street for a photo session unlike any other. Just 15 days before this year’s race, a photo shoot organized by The Boston Globe brought together survivors from the 2013 Marathon bombings, family members of those who were killed or injured, famous faces from the sports and entertainment fields, as well as first responders and elected officials pressed into duty in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks following last year’s tragedy.
(Pictured) Globe photographer David Ryan directed from a cherry picker above the finish line.
The overhead photographs taken by The Globe – with the help of a cherry picker – will be published in the weeks to come. ((Pictured) Emergency Medical Services personnel gathered at the finish line.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who rallied the city following the attacks with a passionate Fenway Park speech, was joined at the shoot by officials including, from left: Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Governor Deval Patrick was also in attendance, speaking to a group that included Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, both injured in the bombings. Celeste lost both her legs when one of the pressure-cooker bombs exploded.