As James Agee described in his introduction to Walker Evan's “Many Are Called,” modes of travel are “a neutral zone in which people are free to consider themselves invisible; time spent commuting is a hiatus from social interaction.”
“Strangers Like Us” concentrates on the hiatus we all endure as individual travelers; visually capturing, freezing, and suspending the invisible. As temporary passengers, we transcend this separation as strangers and become one - undeniably racing together through time and space. We each, almost uncontrollably, gaze inwardly with the capacity to isolate ourselves within our own minds and are linked through solitude. With such a rich history attached to public transportation, and especially that of New York, I find it significant to reflect on and internalize the various components affecting our experiences as passengers. Although the subway and buses may externally appear different from one decade to the next, these vehicles have never stopped carrying the mysteries and complexities we each face every time we step aboard.