We Will Finish the Race: Boston Magazine’s May Cover

Boston Magazine honors the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with this uplifting, evocative cover featuring a heart created from the shoes of the marathon runners.

Liz Noftle, deputy art director at the magazine, said that the team wanted to “do something really special,” and came up with the concept Monday night, after the bombings happened. The mag staff reached out to “anyone and everyone” to collect shoes, with the team collecting them and organizing couriers to bring them in.

Boston‘s photo editor, Scott Lacey, shot each shoe individually for the site and the inside story, then drove them down to New York, where photographer Mitchell Feinberg shot them. “We closed the magazine while the city was in lockdown on Friday,” she said.

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