Photography we like: Subway by Bruce Davidson

Of course, anyone who lives in New York or has visited in the recent past knows that it’s nothing like this now. Oh sure, panhandling, rundown stations, and random acts of violence still exist, but nothing remotely on this order of magnitude- a sort of twentieth century reimagining of Dante’s Inferno.

On the other hand, the city writ large had gotten a little too sanitized in recent years, a little too… safe. It’s almost like the “Gotham” part has been scrubbed clean out of Gotham City. Looking at these photos, one almost wishes for a bit of that lawless New York of old. Almost.

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~ by velofinds on December 13, 2009.

2 Responses to “Photography we like: Subway by Bruce Davidson”

  1. no way! as someone who grew up in Detroit and now lives in Brooklyn…..i do NOT wish for more lawlessness! lol. 😉

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