The New York City subway system is made up of passageways, platforms and tunnels, almost all longitudinal.

People pass through them often, but no one ever stays. They are often full, but often empty, as well. They are familiar, yet strange, and sometimes frightening.

This is a map, in photographs, of some of those spaces.

all photos and words on this site © 1995 - 2003 by paul vlachos