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‘Faces of the 7 Train’ exhibition set to open at Flushing public library

“Faces of The 7 Train” features 32 images of subway riders that will be on display at Flushing Public Library Dec. 14.
Photo by Drew Kerr
By Carlotta Mohamed

Candid shots of New York City subway riders on the 7 train will be displayed at the Queens Public Library Flushing branch on Dec. 14.

Passengers on the subway line, also known as “The International Express,” are the subjects of a new photo exhibit, “Faces of The 7 Train,” shot by Drew Kerr, who used nothing more than an iPhone.

Kerr spent six years secretly photographing riders on the 7 train as it rattled from Manhattan’s Times Square to Flushing and back.

“Faces of The 7 Train” features 32 black-and-white photographs culled from hundreds of shots of riders going to work, spending time with their families, thinking, laughing, and of course, sleeping.

“I perfected a technique of quietly and quickly taking pictures with the aid of a little misdirection,” said Kerr, who grew up in Flushing and Howard Beach. “I hopped from car to car in search of interesting subjects, doing my ‘photographic dance’ until I captured what I needed.”

Over the six years on the 7 train, only one person stopped Kerr — a public relations consultant at Four Corners Communications who also mentors LaGuardia Community College students — from taking a photograph. He was not hurt during the incident.

“Faces of The 7 Train” will be on display through Dec. 3, 2019.

Photos can be seen here at facesofthe7train.com.

For more information, contact Kerr at (212) 849-8250 and drew@four-corners.com.

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at cmohamed@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

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