John Conn
Subway 30 - YMCA Kids
1970-1982

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

About the Subway Series:
Elisa Contemporary Art is debuting John Conn’s New York Subway photographs. These limited edition fine art photographs were originally taken between 1975 and 1982. Each photograph is signed and numbered
Edition of 15. 20x30 image printed on 24x36 archival paper. This is unframed.

In this series, he captured the graffiti and one of the most crime ridden periods in New York. According to one source “In the 1980s, over 250 felonies were committed every week in the system, making the New York subway the most dangerous mass transit system in the world.” One image captures an Irish Catholic Nun on the Subway reading about the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II which took place on May 13 1981. Another captures a knife wielding arm through a subway window. This iconic Subway series shot is part of the permanent collection of The New York Historical Society and Hoboken Historical Museum.

About John Conn
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

As a freelance photographer and writer, he has captured a range of subjects photojournalism delving into political and social issues, nature and landscapes, architecture, and underwater images. His work has appeared in: New York Times Sunday Magazine; Time/Life Books; IMAX Films; Village Voice; Human Rights Magazine; Shutterbug Magazine; Hasseleblad Magazine; American Photographer; RangeFinder Magazine; LensWork Magazine; Ocean Realm; Dive Travel Magazine; Picture Magazine; Discover Diving Magazine; Picture Magazine; Popular Photography; Nikon World; Black & White Photography; B&W Magazine; Studio Photography, to name a few.

Starting in 1970, John travelled to South Africa capturing images of the people and social divide of Aparteid. Throughout his career John has captured images including homelessness, Subway violence, hospital and hospice care.

In 2010, John Conn spent 45 days in Antarctica and Patagonia, traveling and hiking to capture the land and seascapes. He spent over 20 days journeying over 3,200 nautical miles in Antarctica before heading to Patagonia for the second part of his expedition. In 2014 John began a series of treks across the US photographing Americans, similar to what Robert Frank did in the late 1950’s. In 2015/16, he spent a month in Cuba photographing the people and surroundings.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    20 in. H x 30 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Riverdale, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU16621344203
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Riverdale, NY

More from this Seller

John Conn Antarctica #63, 2010
Antarctica #63
John Conn
Archival Paper, Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...
John Conn The Americans - Las Vegas #1, 2014
The Americans - Las Vegas #1
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...
John Conn Cuba 4, 2016
Cuba 4
John Conn
Photographic Paper
Limited Edition 20x30 photograph taken in Cuba in 2016. It is printed on 24x36 archival paper. Signed and Numbered. This is currently framed. Edition of 15. John Conn got his start a...
John Conn Subway 24 Westfarms Tress, 1970
Subway 24 Westfarms Tress
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...
John Conn Cuba 37, 2016
Cuba 37
John Conn
Photographic Paper
In early 2016, John Conn spent 1 month in Cuba photographing its people and iconic images. This photograph is from that series. John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photograph...
John Conn Cuba 8, 2016
Cuba 8
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer and writer, he has captured ...
John Conn Cuba 30, 2016
Cuba 30
John Conn
Photographic Paper
Limited Edition 20x30 photograph taken in Cuba in 2016. It is printed on 24x36 archival paper, framed. Edition of 15. Signed and Numbered. This is framed. John Conn got his start ...
John Conn Patagonia 103, 2010
Patagonia 103
John Conn
Archival Ink, Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer and writer, he has captured ...
John Conn Subway 37, 2016
Subway 37
John Conn
Photographic Paper
About the Subway Series: Elisa Contemporary Art is debuting John Conn’s New York Subway photographs. These limited edition fine art photographs were originally taken between 1975 and ...
John Conn Antarctica #105, 2010
Antarctica #105
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...
John Conn Patagonia 51, 2010
Patagonia 51
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...
John Conn Antarctica #121, 2010
Antarctica #121
John Conn
Photographic Paper
John Conn got his start as a Marine Combat photographer, and later earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a freelance photographer, he has captured a range of s...