275 7th Avenue, New York City
       
     
Gold & Plymouth Street, (Vinegar Hill) Brooklyn, New York
       
     
E. 6th Street & Cooper Square, New York City
       
     
East Village, New York City
       
     
14th Street, New York City
       
     
World Trade Center Path Station, Greenwich Street, New York City
       
     
Union Square, New York City
       
     
East Village, New York City
       
     
E. Wanamaker Place, New York City
       
     
Chopstick Lessons at Shima, 188 2nd Avenue, New York City
       
     
Choir at Ground Zero, WTC Path Station, New York City
       
     
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View of The Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York City
       
     
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Pedros, Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
       
     
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42nd Street, New York City
       
     
Jasmine, Washington DC
       
     
Somewhere in Pennsylvania
       
     
Martha Christmas Morning, Exchange Place, New Jersey
       
     
Chambers Street Station, New York City
       
     
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Bam Margera, E. 4th Street, New York City
       
     
Rain, E. 9th Street, New York City
       
     
Roosevelt Island, New York City
       
     
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Jasmine, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
       
     
59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Island, New York City
       
     
North Topsail Island, North Carolina
       
     
Martha's Eggs, North Topsail Island, North Carolina
       
     
Hoboken Train Station, Hoboken New Jersey
       
     
275 7th Avenue, New York City
       
     
275 7th Avenue, New York City

Orgionally published: October 15, 2004

Gold & Plymouth Street, (Vinegar Hill) Brooklyn, New York
       
     
Gold & Plymouth Street, (Vinegar Hill) Brooklyn, New York
E. 6th Street & Cooper Square, New York City
       
     
E. 6th Street & Cooper Square, New York City

Originally published: August 3, 2004

East Village, New York City
       
     
East Village, New York City

Originally published: August 30, 2004

World Trade Center Path Station, Greenwich Street, New York City
       
     
World Trade Center Path Station, Greenwich Street, New York City

Originally published: September 1, 2004

Part of the RNC series.

2004 Republican National Convention Protest Activity.

 

Union Square, New York City
       
     
Union Square, New York City

Originally published: September 2, 2004

Roughly 1000 pairs of combat boots and shoes, each tagged with the names and ages of American soldiers killed in the Iraq War, were displayed around the circle and the south entrance steps.

Part of the RNC series.

2004 Republican National Convention Protest Activity.

East Village, New York City
       
     
East Village, New York City

Originally published: September 2004

E. Wanamaker Place, New York City
       
     
E. Wanamaker Place, New York City

Originally published: August 5, 2004

Chopstick Lessons at Shima, 188 2nd Avenue, New York City
       
     
Chopstick Lessons at Shima, 188 2nd Avenue, New York City

Originally published: December 31, 2004

Choir at Ground Zero, WTC Path Station, New York City
       
     
Choir at Ground Zero, WTC Path Station, New York City

Originally published: April, 2004

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View of The Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York City
       
     
View of The Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York City

Originally published: December 4, 2004

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Pedros, Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
       
     
Pedros, Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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42nd Street, New York City
       
     
42nd Street, New York City

Originally published: December 13, 2004

Jasmine, Washington DC
       
     
Jasmine, Washington DC

Originally published: Januaray 8, 2004

Somewhere in Pennsylvania
       
     
Somewhere in Pennsylvania

Originally published:  December 19, 2004

Martha Christmas Morning, Exchange Place, New Jersey
       
     
Martha Christmas Morning, Exchange Place, New Jersey

Originally published: December 26, 2004

Chambers Street Station, New York City
       
     
Chambers Street Station, New York City

Originally published: June 2004

Also

Forbidden Photo, Anyone? Subway shooters to set their sights on underground camera ban.

Holly Northrop (hnorthrop.com) is a photographer and the producer of villagevoice.com

Do you shoot in and around the subway a lot?

Sometimes. Depends on how crowded it is. I try to respect the personal space of those around me in a car. I mean, we are all stuck there and it sucks on so many other levels that the last thing most people want is a camera pointed at them.

Have you ever encountered any problems with police or transit officials?

No, not personally, but I have witnessed the MTA on more than one occasion get shitty with other photographers who were obviously not tourists. This seems to happen around the Times Square Station the most. It's strange to think that a public space can be regulated in regards to the imagery depicting it. I am not sure just how that particular form of censorship would work. What constitutes a tourist and how is the MTA going to profile that? If I wear a fanny pack and appear lost, will that work?

Would you pay the fine?

I would only pay it if threatened with jail time. Otherwise, the tickets would gather dust or end up taped in my paper journal. If I see a shot in the subway, I am going to take it. Documentation of the subways will continue regardless of the law. In street photography, and I consider the subways to be part of the street photography framework, it is always a given that at some point someone is going to bitch at you. They will tell you to stop, "put the camera down . . . walk away you are trespassing." It is a dirty business that documents our history and is essential.

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Bam Margera, E. 4th Street, New York City
       
     
Bam Margera, E. 4th Street, New York City

Originally published: March 3, 2004

Rain, E. 9th Street, New York City
       
     
Rain, E. 9th Street, New York City

Originally published: March 26, 2004

Roosevelt Island, New York City
       
     
Roosevelt Island, New York City

Originally published: April 2004

ALSO

Village Voice: Close Up on Roosevelt Island By Mollie Wilson Tuesday, Apr 27 2004

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Jasmine, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
       
     
Jasmine, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Originally published: December 21, 2004

59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Island, New York City
       
     
59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Island, New York City
North Topsail Island, North Carolina
       
     
North Topsail Island, North Carolina

Originally published: August 2004

Martha's Eggs, North Topsail Island, North Carolina
       
     
Martha's Eggs, North Topsail Island, North Carolina

Originally published: August 2004

Hoboken Train Station, Hoboken New Jersey
       
     
Hoboken Train Station, Hoboken New Jersey

Originally published: October 2005