Notes From the Underground

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New York City-based artist Ourit Ben-Haim travels the city’s subway system snapping candid photos of  readers and then posting them with the book titles on her wonderful blog The Underground New York Public Library. I don’t know what’s so compelling about the images, maybe it’s just heartwarming to see so many average folks reading real books.

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Ben-Haim’s blog is reminiscent of Walker EvansPassengers series, where he surreptitiously photographed subway riders over a three year period (1938-41) with a disguised and hidden camera.

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