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!
M Train, Winter 2008: This image, taken on a Brooklyn-bound M train, captures some of the city’s ethnic diversity that makes New York so vibrant. The riders are each caught in their individual states of concentration and rest at the end of the workday.
I see this guy a lot on the Q train. It was taken a couple years ago. On the subway, there are so many cultures interacting.
A couple readying for the Mermaid Parade while en route to Coney Island.
Salvatore M. Fabbri
This photo was taken in September 2010, on the 7 train. A sleeping man's gaping mouth and ghastly appearance caught my attention. The subway is a perfect place to catch some shut-eye, especially on a subway in the city that never sleeps.
Brian C. Lorio
May 19, 2011. I was hoping to capture that ultimate moment when the doors open to a relatively empty platform.
Taken at the 34th Street station, the passengers are caught making that mad dash to the NJTransit.
Brian C. Lorio
Another June 4, 2011 shot taken at the Dekalb Station.
The indecisiveness of leaving the train. And the ubiquitous individual who takes up more than one seat. (Sadly, he's part of the 99% too.)
Brian C. Lorio
This picture was taken on June 4, 2011 at the DeKalb Station in Brooklyn. Almost every photographer has a motion blur of the MTA, and this was my contribution to the "genre".
I think this picture shows the oxymoron of life in NYC: The pace is fast, but yet we still must be patient to get there...whether it's home, work, or to our future goals.
Graffiti in the subway disappeared due to graffiti resistant trains. WIndow scratchings have become another form of expression. I saw this on the C-train not long after the subway bombings in London.
I walked around this guy sitting in a wheel chair with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. I figured he could not see me.
I don't remember when the metro card replaced the subway token. These kids invent their own game
with their metro cards, except one who is crying.
Prayer, Lexington Avenue, F train
Kneeling. F train, Church Avenue.
Curling her eyelashes on the platform. West 4th Street. Uptown C/E platform.
F train, morning rush hour.
I took this in 2010 as part of series called "Waiting" that showed here in Toronto. I've been shooting the Toronto subway for years and it was a dream to be able to shoot the NYC subway. To me this captures my first time in New York perfectly, and I remember thinking of Simon and Garfunkel when I shot it. I shoot the subway from a different time and a different perspective than Mr. Davidson but I love it all the same.
I took this photo with my film camera during my senior year of high school when I was in New York City with my family. I was working on my AP Art 2d Photography Portfolio and I incorporated the sabatier technique when printing this photo in the darkroom. I was inspired by the simplistic, yet invigorating experience of waiting for the subway. New York is such an exciting, bustling atmosphere and this photo really captures the character of the city and all its inhabitants.
Lost in thought. She was all about it during the commute home.
This woman is wearing a surgical mask for infection control. It was the time when the swine flew was making New Yorkers nervous. I was struck by the complete disconnectedness of the passengers
who are in their own worlds.
A rare bird on a rare man.