Subway Sketches

At street level in Manhattan there is no distinction whatsoever between intimate and public events. (The distinction disappears in the same way on a battlefield.) Nor are there barriers in space. No border which can be reached is respected [...] The principle is spiritual as well as physical- or to put it more exactly, the principle, by denying interiority, makes the spiritual a category within the physical. And this is to be seen in the faces.

   John Berger, Manhattan, 1975