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Photo by Drew Kerr

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.

A photo from Kerr’s exhibition “Faces of The 7 Train.”

“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: http://facesofthe7train.com/

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

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