Ourit Ben-Haim: Fiódor Dostoyevski – Crimen y Casting
In this technology driven age, most people we encounter on public transport are too absorbed with their smart phones, playing games or incessantly browsing through social media. Barely looking up. These days it’s rare to see people get wonderfully lost in a good love story, adventures of a different world or a fill of everyday wisdom. For some reason, I feel happy seeing others still hold on to their paper backs. A clever use of commute.
Likewise fascinated is photographer Ourit Ben-Haim. She started a simple project called Underground New York Public Library. While travelling the New York City subway, she snaps pictures of people reading and posts them on her site along with the title of the book. Even so, she says that, this project isn’t trying to document something rare. It’s an attempt to reveal us as we are.
Ourit Ben-Haim: Franz Kafka – The Trial
Ourit Ben-Haim: William Napier – Attila: The Judgment
Ourit Ben-Haim: John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
Ourit Ben-Haim: Jack Kerouac – On the Road
Ourit Ben-Haim: Lillian Browse – Augustus John: Drawings
Ourit Ben-Haim: Dr R. L. Travers – Mary Poppins
Ourit Ben-Haim: Mitt Romney – No Apology, Believe in America
Ourit Ben-Haim: Friedrich Nietzsche – The Birth of Tragedy
Ourit Ben-Haim: Salman Rushdie – The Enchantress of Florence
Ourit Ben-Haim: Sean Williams – Star Wars (The Old Republic): Fatal Alliance