Light Filters Down Below

May 24, 2013 |  by  |  Last Light  |  , , ,

 

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Editor’s Note: In the spirit of the Hidden City Festival, photographer Jessie Fox found herself exploring–as so many of us have imagined doing–an abandoned SEPTA subway station. But totally abandoned it is not: Jessie’s lens found itself drawn to the layers of graffiti that have turned the old station and its tunnels into an evolving canvas.

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About the author

Jessie Fox is a recent graduate from Temple University who works as a photojournalist for the agency Here's My Chance. She grew up in a small town and now walks the streets of Philly with (almost always) a camera in hand. Fox graduated with a degree in Photojournalism and somehow works that aspect into her everyday life. She feels as though everyone has a story to tell and that there will always be someone who is willing to listen. She wants her photography to go beyond what is and help people to connect to others in a way they never thought possible.



10 Comments


  1. Great pictures! Where is the abandoned subway station?

  2. Which abandoned station is this? Spring Garden?

  3. Yes!!! Please share – I’d love to know where it is, just for curiosity’s sake!

  4. Great pictures! You’re the envy of us all.

  5. I think its Franklin Square…

  6. Could the be the long closed North Broad Street concourse (from City Hall to Race Street)?

  7. BSL has orange tile. And notice there is no actual platform anywhere. Yes, NS, I think you’ve figured it out! It pays to be a pretty girl and/or check all those metal doors.

  8. Amazing stuff, though I’m entirely depressed that in a city where many transit ideas went nowhere, we even have abandoned places. So much more was planned for the city; the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines were only just the start.

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