It’s in Queens
#InTheLoop | No track work problems at the ‘Faces of the 7 Train’ photo exhibition
Diverse passengers who ride New York City’s 7 subway line are the subject of a new photo exhibit, “Faces Of The 7 Train,” which opens at the Queens Public Library’s Flushing branch, 41-17 Main St., on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Using nothing more than an iPhone, Drew Reid Kerr spent six years secretly taking pictures of riders on the 7 train, also known as “The International Express,” as it rattled from Manhattan’s Times Square to Flushing and back. “Faces Of The 7 Train” features 32 black-and-white visual portraits culled from hundreds of images of riders going to work, spending time with their families, thinking, laughing, and since this is a subway, sleeping.
“I perfected a technique of quietly and quickly taking pictures with the aid of a little misdirection,” said Kerr, who grew up in Flushing and Howard Beach. “I hopped from car to car in search of interesting subjects, doing my ‘photographic dance’ until I captured what I needed.”
Over six years on the 7 train, only one person ever stopped Kerr, a public relations consultant at Four Corners Communications who also mentors LaGuardia Community College students, from taking a photograph. He was not hurt during the incident.
“Faces Of The 7 Train” will be on display through Jan. 3, 2019, but click here to see many of the photos.
Images: Drew Reid Kerr
#InTheLoop #7Train #Flushing