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Photo Exhibit That Features 7 Train Riders Opens at Flushing Public Library Next Week

Faces of the 7 Train (Photo: Drew Kerr)

Dec. 4, 2018 By Christian Murray

The Flushing branch of the Queen’s Public Library will be showcasing a photo exhibit that features 7 train riders.

The exhibit, titled Faces of the 7 Train, opens at the library on Thursday, Dec. 14, and includes 32 black-and-white photographs snapped by Drew Kerr while riding the 7 train from Times Square to Flushing and back over the course of 6 years.

Faces of the 7 Train (Photo: Drew Kerr)

The photos were taken by Kerr without the knowledge or consent of the subject.

The photos show people sleeping, laughing or reading their phones as they go to work or elsewhere. Only one person ever stopped Kerr from taking a photo and Kerr was not hurt during the confrontation.

“I perfected a technique of quietly and quickly taking pictures,” Kerr said, who grew up in Flushing and Howard Beach. “I hopped from car to car in search of interesting subjects.”

After taking hundreds of shots of riders he culled them down to 32.

The exhibit will be on display through Dec.3, 2019. Many photos can be seen by clicking on the exhibit website.

The Flushing library is located at 41-17 Main St. and is open 7 days per week.

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Sister Wendy Becket

Wow!…How compelling, a bunch of pics of bored people. In B&W no less..zzzzzz Next up, people waiting at the DMV.

JHeights my whole life

Thank you to Mr. Kerr for taking these pictures of the 7 train riders. I am sure this will show the diversity of Queens along the 7 line. As well as raise awareness of the overcrowded trains in case some people didn’t know. Thank you also for doing this project before Amazon comes to l.i.c. as well.


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