an american dream

 

These images are a journey capturing the diversity of the New York City Subway commuter  as they doze through the tunnels, struggling to float  between their dreams and reality. The lens has quietly  captured the fleeting moments of a silent and solitary  human state within a public space that is at times  communal and turbulent.  In a sense, the subway vessel  serves as a transient catalyst to equalize the disparity  in humanity.


For me, the phrase “An American Dream” conjures up images of immigrants in a new land  motivated by hopes of fulfilling their personal aspirations.  The subway sleeper illustrates that newcomer who is adapting into the American life. Whether these dreams are realized or not is ambiguous, and many questions remain.