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Subway Photos - The Full Batch

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!

October 15, 2011 04:33:43 PM
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Basty

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Passengers on the New York subway often wear a mask. This woman, photographed on Halloween, is wearing a very simple, but effective mask.

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October 15, 2011 04:14:01 PM
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Bogdan Tiflinsky

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Perfect New York City sunset.

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October 15, 2011 04:12:16 PM
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Bogdan Tiflinsky

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Breaking the law in a nonchalant way. Smoking....

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October 15, 2011 04:04:49 PM
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Basty

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I have photographed in the New York Subway for many years. First, it was a self assignment, then it became an obsession, more lately, I am a regular commuter always having my camera with me.

This image I called New York Mount Rushmore. It was inspired by the stoned faced expressions and erect postures of the passengers.

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October 15, 2011 03:20:12 PM
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Dana Ullman

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The shapes, contrasts and flicker of shadows in the subway stood out to me.

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October 15, 2011 03:17:46 PM
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Adam Boese

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This photo was taken about a year ago, when my interest in black and white film really started to peak. It was shot on Neopan 1600, before it was discontinued. At the time, I was very interested in candid street photography, especially the work of Japanese photographer Junku Nishimura. This photo was one of my favorites from the roll because it was the first time I ever felt I had gotten a hang of the voyeuristic, civilian point-of-view. With the door to the subway open, we see the anxious passengers waiting for the others to rush aboard, with the train operator urgently leaning his head out the window.

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October 15, 2011 03:16:15 PM
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Dana Ullman

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The variety of music one hears in the subway is always interesting to me - a soundtrack vignetting fleeting moments. Anyway, I was amused by this trio who kept hopping on and off the subway bursting with a 35 second song, collecting money and then hitting another car.

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October 15, 2011 01:14:33 PM
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Matt Roth

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I was coming home with my girlfriend form party. The pic is from the Graham stop on the L train. We were just sitting on a bench waiting for a train. I'm a total amateur photographer and to be honest I was pretty drunk when I took this picture. It was a total chance thing. I've always loved this sort flickering old film projector effect you get by watching someone against the passing trains or when see people on the other side through the windows. I always thought there was something sort of ominous about the blurred flag on the train and the ladies seemingly amputated leg. It made me sort of wonder why it's necessary to have the American flag on the outside of the subway cars.

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October 15, 2011 10:50:51 AM
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B. Rozyk

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This is a photo taken of a European artist who made a pilgrimage to the graffiti birthplace, New York City to paint a highly coveted New York City subway train in 2011. It captures the raw emotion and intense focus of the artist as he recreates an right of passage started more than 30 years ago. It shows the influence the New York subway has had worldwide and the dedication that inspires this artists mission.

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October 15, 2011 06:03:46 AM
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Jürgen Bürgin

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I've taken this photo of the waiting and reading beauty this April in New York. I think the picture tells me something about people trying to find moments of silence, of concentration in a loud and fast city.

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October 14, 2011 10:29:01 PM
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Melissa Reburiano

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He sat bent over his instrument. A big keyboard attached to a small amp. His song sounded like a circus. One moment, he was the center of attention, children in their strollers smiling, quiet. People keeping their eyes on their phones or books or the floor, but you knew they were listening. Then the train came. And then he was alone. He got up to pick some papers up off the ground. The train rushed past, but he moved like a tortoise. It was beautiful. I had to take a picture. I loved how he kept his own pace as he took his place behind a saxophone playing doll while one train car blurred into the next. It was summer 2008, weeks before the big crash, months before the election. New York blurs by, but it still maintains its own steady, whimsical tune.

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October 14, 2011 08:28:11 PM
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carolita johnson

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Taken at 168th street station on the A/C line. I was waiting for the train when I noticed this playful defacement of subway property. (Actually, it's a facement, not a de-facement.) Taken this year. It says that New Yorkers are the wisenheimers they've always been, and we can find a way to make even the simplest things funny.

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October 14, 2011 08:24:38 PM
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carolita johnson

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Taken at 200th Street Station on the A train line. I've always loved the "Next train" signs, because they're usually so old, a throwback to another time. Also, I like it in B&W in honor of that anachronism. It says that the subway is a palimpsest of different ages and realities.

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October 14, 2011 08:09:31 PM
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Stringfocus

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October 14th, 2011. Times Square hotel.

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October 14, 2011 06:05:24 PM
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Mauricio Rodriguez

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My son lives in Canada and I live in Venezuela. It was almost two years we did not see each other. So we decided to meet for a week in N.Y. this summer, and we did. It was my 4th visit. For my son it was his first encounter with this incredible city. He inmediately came to love the subway, as much as I do. NY´s subway is full of color, speed, motion, emotions and all sort of people. It has a special personality. It is lovely to take pictures in it. I would come again and again forever.

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October 14, 2011 06:01:32 PM
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Mauricio Rodriguez

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My son lives in Canada and I live in Venezuela. It was almost two years we did not see each other. So we decided to meet for a week in N.Y. this summer, and we did. It was my 4th visit. For my son it was his first encounter with this incredible city. He inmediately came to love the subway, as much as I do. NY´s subway is full of color, speed, motion, emotions and all sort of people. It has a special personality. It is lovely to take pictures in it. I would come again and again forever.

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October 14, 2011 05:50:01 PM
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Mauricio Rodriguez

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My son lives in Canada and I live in Venezuela. It was almost two years we did not see each other. So we decided to meet for a week in N.Y. this summer, and we did. It was my 4th visit. For my son it was his first encounter with this incredible city. He inmediately came to love the subway, as much as I do. NY´s subway is full of color, speed, motion, emotions and all sort of people. It has a special personality. It is lovely to take pictures in it. I would come again and again forever.

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October 14, 2011 04:28:16 PM
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Barrie Karp

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Photo: ©Barrie Karp, 2011, 10/13/2011, #140. View of the gate/cage from the other side.

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October 14, 2011 04:26:12 PM
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Barrie Karp

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Photo: ©Barrie Karp, 2011, 10/13/2011, #139. Some use subway structures as ashtray, we see, while also eye-ing the long view down the stairs. Combination of stories, feelings, images, colors, textures, lines and directions in night nyc subway, is overwhelming.

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October 14, 2011 04:19:11 PM
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Barrie Karp

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Photo: ©Barrie Karp, 2011, 10/13/2011, #132. Newspaper/convenience shops and fast food joints adjoin subway entrances, many workers working hard in dark lonesome-looking places, always open in nyc.

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