NYC Subway in the 1980s

Someone in the mood for a time travel to 1981? This weeks seem to be a New York subway week. If you did not already check out this piece.

“New York was a very different place in the 1980s. Throughout America, and the world, it had a reputation for being a crime-riddled, dirty metropolis – one much changed from its bustling, mid-twentieth century prime. And nowhere was this more evident than on the city’s subway trains and platforms …

… But to a then 22-year-old Florida photographer named Christopher Morris, who was interning at New York photo agency Black Star, and who was eager to make his mark like photographers he admired working in Beirut and El Salvador, this graffiti battleground proved an opportunity to work on something of a domestic front line.” – text via TIME / found on huhmagazine

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“I was actually out looking for criminal elements, trying to prove myself as a photojournalist, and prove myself to myself.” –Christopher Morris, now a TIME contract photographer and an award winning photojournalist.

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