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17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick Photographs Of 1940s New York Subway Will Blow You Away

Stanley Kubrick is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film directors of all time. Less well-known is his photography. In 1945, fresh-faced 17-year-old Kubrick joined LOOK magazine where he worked for five years to photograph the everyday lives of New Yorkers.

His 15,000 photos capture the mundane, intimate and ordinary scenes of a bygone era, in a way that belied his young age. His photos of the New York subway are particularly striking in the way they depict the familiar: Standing women scowling at comfortably seated men, commuters engrossed in newspapers and young lovers holding each other tightly.

See more never-before published photos by Kubrick on the Museum of the City of New York website.


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