ALL ARTS’ Social Media of the Week: Hannah La Follette Ryan’s “Subway Hands”

ALL ARTS’ Social Media of the Week: Hannah La Follette Ryan’s “Subway Hands”

This week’s choice: Hannah La Follette Ryan’s “Subway Hands” Instagram account.

Why we love it: A woman grasps a child’s hand; an elderly man’s weathered forefinger traces the uptown A/C line on the map; long, slender, hot pink nails rest elegantly and easily on a silver pole; a man clutches a bouquet of flowers wrapped in cellophane; many hands wring, many fingers intertwine. La Follette Ryan’s New York-based photo project zeroes in on the individual hands of subway riders, and the resulting images are eerily intimate stolen moments that overflow with narrative, reminding us that there are more than 8.6 million humans living in our gorgeously diverse city, and every single one contains multitudes.

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Caught someone drawing @subwayhands in action

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