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Martin Luther King: Advancing the Dream

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. 

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.' MLK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.' MLK

Boston Strong

One Fund Boston - This is the general fund that was set up by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino to help those most affected by the bombings.

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.