paul giguere: anonymous lives

In Anonymous Lives, I photograph in various subways around the United States. Subways are a metaphor for our modern day, transient society and the aloneness and anonymity that comes with that existence. In these photographs, I capture the featureless mass of subterranean dwellers where the individual is all but obscured. Rather than an opportunity for two strangers to acknowledge each other, random eye contact is shunned while underground. There is a sense of urgency, even dread as a result of being alone while surrounded by so many others. In subways, and as members of a larger society, we are ill-defined, we are featureless, we are apart. In essence, we are no one.

Images & text: © Paul Giguere


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