A selection of work by Illinois-born, New York City-based photographer and filmmaker Barton Lewis. After making a film about the wall cuts in the New York City subway in 2017, Barton began documenting them as large format stills. The photo project features a variety of panels, found in New York City subway stations, where print advertising is displayed. As Barton explains:
“Transit workers remove or paper over posters; ‘subway artists’ tear layers to create collage-like effects and add graffiti; time passes and paper deteriorates. The results are a revolving display of found or accidental art, remarkable for their intrinsic beauty, variety and range of effect, and for being the product of random forces and human design.”
See more images from Barton’s wall cuts project below!