1981 New York Subway photos by Christopher Morris

February 17, 2014

The New York subway system in the ‘80s was filthy, graffiti saturated and crime ridden, making photographs from this time period uniquely recognizable and visually spectacular. A collection of photos shot over the course of 6 months in 1981 was recently published by Christopher Morris, who at the time was only 22 years-old living in New York on an Internship from Florida. Morris now an accomplished photojournalist re-discovered the photographs when he read an interview with famous graffiti artist, Tracy 168, who he had photographed in the ‘80s. Riding alone, with teens or with the Guardian Angeles, Morris spent most of his days underground during that time even waking up early to catch the early morning work-bound commute.

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