The Last Book: Portraits of New York Subway-Readers


Reinier Gerritsen fotografiert für sein The Last Book-Projekt Leser in der New Yorker U-Bahn, gibt's hier auch als Buch. Finde ich nicht ganz so super, wie die Underground New York Public Library (prev), but readers are awesome, no matter what.

Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City’s subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine, an indicator of the still-robust nature of public readership, in the face of its ostensible decline. The work began for Gerritsen as a series of modest observations, and has turned into a series of unexpected, documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, Bibles, biographies, and other printed books.

Reinier Gerritsen: The Last Book (via Hyperallergic)