In the wake of the announcement that an image of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be appearing on the cover of the August 1st, 2013 edition of Rolling Stone, a number of people began creating and circulating alternate covers on social media (primarily on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook). A collection of these images will be archived on Our Marathon and featured in an exhibit that documents the wide range of responses to the Rolling Stone cover. Here is a sampling of some of the images that have been inventoried by Our Marathon research assistant Jim McGrath.
Jim and the rest of the Our Marathon team are hoping to archive a wide range of responses to this cover. We’re particularly interested in reactions published on social media (including additional alternate covers), photographs of the issue of Rolling Stone for sale, and photographs of notices explaining why this particular issue is not for sale at particular storefronts (at businesses in Boston and New England, but also at stores throughout the United States). Content can be directly shared with Our Marathon, and we’ll be sure to add it to our exhibit. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions (and feel free to contact Jim on Twitter about this particular exhibit).