The MTA has installed a new exhibit at the Atlantic Ave-Barclays center station featuring the subway photography of Danny Lyon.
Lyon, a born and raised New Yorker, made a career for himself by shooting an assortment of subjects that ranged from motorcycle gangs in Chicago to the Civil rights movement.
Titled “Underground:1966″ the exhibit shows off Lyon’s work in the form of eight blown-up images that capture a unique color look at passengers of New York City’s subway. Lyon was inspired to take pictures of passengers on the subway after his mother advised him to “just talk to someone on the subway.”
“[The photos] evoke a mood and atmosphere in which people were alone with their thoughts as they traveled by subway,” the MTA said in a statement about the exhibit.
Lyon described his excitement about the exhibit, telling the MTA, “There is something about taking the work to where the people are that makes for a different viewer connection from visiting a museum.”
You can view the exhibit at the Atlantic-Ave Barclays Ctr Station in Brooklyn for the next year.