Ninth Series: Homage to Walker Evans, edition 50. "Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." In 1938, Walker Evans began surreptitiously photographing people on the New York City subway. With his camera hidden in his coat—the lens peeking through a buttonhole—he captured the faces of riders hurtling through the dark tunnels, wrapped in their own private thoughts. By 1940-41, Evans had made over six hundred photographs. This series is based on my semi-clandestine photographs of people on the subway. Lacking Evans’ technological finesse I shot these images from my lap on my iphone. Placed July 27-August 30, 2010 in New York. Each collage consists of a 2 x 3 ½ inch poly bag and my photograph - some in color and some in B&W - on the front with red star sequins. On verso is a camera sticker, red star sequins, a sample of Evans’ photographs, a blurb on the series, and a signifier word sticker with the edition number and the web-site address. Signifier words for this series are: anonymous, concealed, cross section, eavesdrop, educate your eye, listen, Many Are Called, pry, romantic, seriality, stare, subway, surreptitiously, suspended between moments, …the mystery in each individual…, unposed, and 1938-1941. Did you see one? Tell me.