Head underground (or to an elevated track!) and snap a subway picture, then submit it here. Legendary photographer Bruce Davidson will take a look at your submissions, and we'll feature some of our favorites online and on-air. Deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Sunday, October 16th. Please don't submit more than 3 photographs!
The subway creates great beauty even above ground.
Even leaving the subway at certain stops presents special views, not to be seen anywhere else or from that vantage point.
Jan 2011 early morning #1 Train to Brooklyn
The subway is very democratic. We can always squeeze one more!
This was taken at the 28th St. N/R station. A woman on the other platform was leaning, exhausted, on a dress form she'd been lugging around, perhaps from 7th Ave. I snapped the photo as an express train rushed past.
This was taken at the Spring St. 6-train station. I love the beauty of things falling apart, and this dome wall of fading glory and craftsmanship struck me as just gorgeous.
I found this shot on a subway platform and I thought the mix of people was the perfect shot of Americana. It was taken in April, 2005.
It's the kids and everyone wearing white shoes!
The Subway is a great theater, where you see almost every aspect of humanity. What attracted me to this photo is the contrast in size of the father and daughter and the pure tenderness and love that is so apparent.
This photo was taken in 2009 on the F train on the way to Smith and 9th. Waiting around for nothing, sometimes things fall together and you get a split second "special moment" as Bruce knows well. I was very lucky that this man was sleepy.
This photo was taken a week ago waiting for the Q train at the Kings Highway station. Construction workers enjoying a break during ongoing subway renovations.
The moment I saw the worker to the right reading his paper, It immediately reminded me of Lewis Hines Empire State Building workers taking their lunch break.
These boys were standing between the cars on the PATH yelling OBAMA OBAMA!!! as we headed under the Hudson back to Jersey City. OCT. 2008
March 3, 2011 at Columbus Circle 59th Street station, home of the most used turnstile in the NYC subway system.
There's always something entertaining in the subway system. You never know when you'll encounter a talented musician.
Lex # 6 the past 1976