As a tourist, it’s hard to escape the scaffolds of public memory in a place like Boston. As much as it embraces a resolute sense of cosmopolitan modern (like the Institute for Contemporary Art and more commercial endeavours that have reshaped the harbourfront in the last ten years), it is a place of profound memorialisation – both tacky and heartfelt, new and old. When the day you visit is the tenth anniversary of 9/11, well, escaping the memorial – as a site, as an act, as feeling – is almost impossible.
So a study in contrasts: three images that speak to different times, different memories, different scales and spaces of memorializing. But all from Boston on a memorable weekend away.