Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Taking of Subway Pictures 1 2 3

With 'The Taking of Pelham 123' clanking arround along in the theaters and our current economy on the fritz, there's been some debate lately about whether or not New York City might revert to it's "bad" or "good old days", depending, of course, on who you ask. I thought it apropo take a look back, or perhaps forward, to 10 great subway photographs made in a time when riding the subway was often infused with a great amount of anxiety and drama. The first 5 pictures are by John F. Conn and were made in the early 1980's. The second 5 are by Bruce Davidson from his book "Subway", published in 1986.

All of the above by John F. Conn

Bruce Davidson, 'Subway' 1986

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