Danny Lyon: New York subway

I’ve just come across these 1966 photographs of the New York subway by Danny Lyon, mostly taken on New Year’s Eve of that year.

He worked on various projects during the ’60s, taking photographs of the Civil Rights movement, student protests and bikers, as well as documenting the large-scale demolition in Lower Manhattan in 1967.

These photographs, however, came about as a reaction to his mother’s advice: “If you’re bored, just talk to someone on the subway.”

(Rolleiflex/Kodak color transparency film.)










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