The New York subway system, through the eyes of New York photographers

The lead photo for The New York Times' photo essay about the subway system.

The lead photo for The New York Times' photo essay about the subway system.

The New York subway lines through the eyes of ‘Lens,’ the New York Times’ photography blog. To mark the system’s 106th birthday, staffers from the paper went throughout the system, making images.

This is a superb set of photographs, combined with images going back to the original construction of the subways.

You can go to their site and click your way through over 90 images of life on the subway. I’ve included some of my favorite images here.

Interesting how much the ‘feel’ of these images changes once the newspaper begins to run color, isn’t it?

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  1. I was in NYC in April to visit our son, who lives and works in Brooklyn. Prior to the trip (my first to NY), I was anxious about the subways; our experiences were great! I took few photos inside because I felt as if I was imposing on riders’ privacy. But I was itching to snap away!

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