A little background on this shot: I took it on January 11, 2005 in Gainesville, FL, at the corner of University Avenue and 13th ST. The Iraq War was nearing its 2 year mark and people were organizing Peace Rallies around the country. That's my mom holding up the banner with Martin Luther King's powerful words; she was 76 years old.
"My message to you is please use my story, please use my tragedy, please use my broken heart to say to yourself we cannot let this happen to anybody else's child."
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom
Jeff Bauman is the young man who was waiting to see his girlfriend complete the Boston Marathon. He was near the finish line when one of the bombers dropped a bag at Bauman's feet. Two minutes later the bomb went off and Bauman lost both of his legs. I looked at the photo taken of Jeff being wheeled to the ambulance, after having had tourniquets applied by Carlos Arredondo, who saved Jeff's life. That photo is horrific, and iconic. Here is a modified photo, along with the story. The full photo is available at The Atlantic. I will provide a link, but you must know that it is graphic and difficult to view.