Bostonians were invited to the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Street in Boston April 12 for a 7 a.m. cover photo shoot for Sports Illustrated. This landmark corner is located near the Boston Marathon finish line, the scene of last year's deadly bombings.
The Sports Illustrated shoot centered around a "Boston Strong" theme. "Fans are asked to wear their Boston gear and join Mayor Marty Walsh, city first responders, neighbors, and friends for this celebration of resiliency and pride one year after the marathon bombings," reports Boston.com.
Chris Stone, the magazine's Managing Editor, said, "SI's creative director, Chris Hercik, believed the best way to tell this story a year later was to bring all those people, or as many as possible, into a single photo at the finish line," further reports Boston.com. "If you look at last year's cover photo, you see all that empty space all the way down Boylston Street filled by smoke and that backdrop of chaos and destruction. This year's photo fills those spaces with the Bostonians who wrote the Boston Strong story."
The "Boston Strong" cover will debut on the April 16 issue of Sports Illustrated.