[Subway Passenger, New York] by Walker Evans (1941)

The photograph titled “Subway Passenger, New York” was taken by the artist Walker Evans in the year 1941. The image captures a candid moment of a woman seated on a subway, gazing to the side, away from the camera. She appears to be in middle age, dressed in a dark coat, with a stylish hat perched atop her head. Her expression is thoughtful and slightly distant, suggesting that she may be lost in her thoughts or observing something outside the frame. The interior of the subway car suggests a mid-20th century setting, and the woman is holding a newspaper, “The New Haven Times”, which further grounds the photograph in the historical context of 1941. The image encapsulates a slice of life from the era, showcasing the everyday experience of a New York subway passenger through the lens of Walker Evans.

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