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!
My husband and I took our 4 year old daughter to NY summer 2009. Her fav thing the hotdaos and to ride the subway. Out late one night my camera in hand she ran to do a crazy pose at this entrance. Alarmed we both yelled someone is gonna step on you! Moments later along comes this guy and politely steps over her....no big deal. New York is a great place to take your kids!
Dusk, saw a couple going in to the F stop at 7th Avenue, shot it. They looked like they were off for some fun in the city!
This was taken on the #1 train in lower Manhattan on May 23rd. It is from the series, Countdown...9/11/11-See Something, Say Something.
Sometimes the trains are a great place to unwind, just think or day dream.
I know this is against the rules, but it captures something vital for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irXOeFA-ZfI. I filmed this with my phone on the M train as it passes from manhattan to brooklyn over the course of several months, usually in 8 to 12-second bursts. i thought about coexistence, the oasis-like quality of the space beneath the elevated subway lines, the "personal" narrative of the trains themselves after the subjective riding experience has concluded.
I was with a girlfriend. We were coming back to Brooklyn. She received these flowers at a restaurant in Manhattan.
I am from Moscow (Russia). I took that photo in summer 2009. I spend near two hours in Moscow subway every day and I see there so different people. Everyone has his own story and mistery. Sometimes that story is sad, sometimes no. I like to think about it.
8th St. Subway Station. This picture was taken in June 2011. I like how the columns form different "frames" that shows people waiting for the train and talking, as well as a glimpse of the wall mural, highlighted by the station name in the middle.
Kathleen Tyler Conklin
I was on my way with friend Peg to photograph comedian Jane Condon in her one-woman show on 46th street, and we were taking the PATH train from the Newport Station. I noticed how nicely Peg's coat went with the decor of the station, so snapped her photo.
This past June I was in the city for a few days. The expression on this man's face compelled me to capture the moment. He seems completely into reading the advertisements at the top of the train. The semi crowded train shows diversity and with an mta map in the background this is unquestionably New York. Inspired by Walker Evans' photography.
This photo was taken yesterday, October 6th 2011 on the A train heading to Brooklyn. It was taken with my iphone. I thought the 2 men sitting with the pole in between was interesting. They are like mirror images in their posture, but also 2 completely different characters - what you often get in NYC.
New York, May 2011
New York, June 2010
New York, June 2010
Jose Antonio Contreras
This photo was inspired by my curiosity. Walking the street, or subway, of New York makes me see things I could never see anywhere else.
As I was getting off the train I walked up the stairs towards the street and caught a glimpse of someone's arm hanging around the corner of the wall as they walked around it. I thought it would be a nice frame so I waited for another person to walk through. This was the only frame taken (film).
This was taken last August.
I think the white tiled walls and square patterned floor represents a majority of the subways stops in the city. I think many New Yorkers could look at this photo and know it was taken in one of it's many subway stops .
This was made on a Friday morning waiting for the 6 train. The light made me stop and pay attention to the environment. It was such a prototypical NYC moment with crowds of people but everyone in their own world. There is no place quite like New York. I do <heart> NY.
LOVE GRAND CENTRAL # 6 LEX
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