Retro Photos Of The NYC Subway By Christopher Morris

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These days photojournalist Christopher Morris is well known for his award winning work documenting the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and his commissions for TIME magazine, but back in the 80’s he was just 22 and trying to make a name for himself.

Some of his early work for the Black Star photo agency included this series documenting the sinister side of the New York City transit system. A place where opportunistic thieves would prey on commuters and tourists inside the grime ridden graffiti covered subway carriages, where the police had no power and where there was a constant air of dread as customers just tried to go about their daily business. His gloomy dark images capture a subterranean metropolis that was as bleak as it was dangerous.

Check out some of his work below and for more info head to CHRISTOPHERMORRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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