John Stern Gives Talk
Saturday, October 23, 2004
A packed crowd at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in SOHO listened intently as famed transit photographer and historian John Stern and his wife gave a talk entitled “The New York Subway: A Century!” to mark the 100th anniversary of the New York City subway system. ERA Online was credited with helping to publicize the event, and the article on John Stern (below) was quoted.
Before the event, Mr. Stern commented, “I still follow transit news closely through the pages of Railway Gazette International, and I am Honorary Director #22 of the Shore Line Trolley Museum in Connecticut. As my talk will show, I’ve come to have a deeper understanding of why the subway affects people so much: because it puts opposites together such as surface and depth, rest and motion, which we want to have closer in ourselves.”
The New York City Subway: A Century
An illustrated transcript of John Stern’s 2004 talk, “The New York Subway: A Century!”, is available. Click the link below to download a free PDF.