How Do You Read in Public?


For over a decade the Dutch artist Reinier Gerritsen has been finding inspiration in New York City subways, observing how people act in public spaces and snapping them in their most private moments. In his photo series ‘The Last Book’, recently on show at The Julie Saul Gallery in Chelsea, he revealed his intimate documentary portraits of unsuspecting readers.

We hope these pics make you think about your next subway read too!

If you’re in New York April 16-19 check out Gerritsen’s work at The AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory. ‘The Last Book’ series is also available as a hardover book with an essay by Boris Kachka at Aperture.

Images courtesy Julie Saul Gallery.