GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News spoke with a Franklin County photographer who captured some of the brighter moments behind the tragedy.
“Remember Boston” is a collection of photographs taken by a Whately native. Doug Potoksky already has work in the Smithsonian, but his most recent collection of photographs hits close to home.
Potoksky spent time working in Boston several years ago, but after the bombing he felt obligated to take his camera and capture the unity and love that the tragedy brought. He told 22News he didn’t want the book to be centered around the tragedy, but on the memorials and memories of those hurt and killed.
Potoksky told 22News, “I think people really don’t want to see the blood and the guts and it’s so much more light and energy in the memorials then there is in the destruction.
Potoksky says one of the most influential photographs in the collection is the wall of sneakers, which he used for the cover. He says it speaks to the innocence of marathon running and shows respect for the victims.
Potoksky will be holding a book signing marathon day at Barnes and Noble in the prudential center in Boston. He will also hold a book signing at the Whately Public Library on May 6.
For more information on “Remember Boston” visit rememberboston.net