Transit After Hours - Subway Hands

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Thursday March 24

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Transit After Hours - Subway Hands

Thursday, March 24, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Free Online Program

Inspired by countless hours of subway commuting in 2015, Hannah La Follette Ryan began taking evocative photos of the hands of fellow passengers. Her snapshots are of fleeting moments in the tradition of documentary and subway photographers like Helen Levitt, Chris Marker and Walker Evans. @subwayhands now boasts more than a thousand hand portraits and 318k followers, including the likes of The New York Times, The New Yorker, Humans of New York and the Guggenheim. Her images offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of commuters and life on the move. You will see hands playing solitaire, embroidering, doing the crossword, caressing other hands, and deeper into the pandemic, wearing gloves and applying hand sanitizer. Each image reveals a unique story through an unconventional lens.    


Join Hannah La Follette Ryan as she talks about her project, her journey and her inspiration and muse: the Subway.


Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration you will receive two emails - one will contain a confirmation receipt and the other will be an email with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.


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