The Atlantic: Black and White Photography by Cassandra Zampini

Photographs by Cassandra Zampini Published on Dec. 24 by The Atlantic: "This week, our Americans at Work photo essay features unique black and white images of daily commutes in Boston, Chicago, and New York City, by photographer Cassandra Zampini, “The city is my studio and the canvas in which I frame the landscape of the American mind. Much of that landscape is centered around how we work today. The buildings we work in, the trains we take, the roads we cross –  all were created for how we work and what we work on in the cities. In this collection, the subjects are commuters who are caught between places of work in the early morning or late evening commute. In a world mastered by the digital and surreal, the subjects are photographed in the reality of city, and though their minds may be far away with the help of digital devices, they are documented as existing in that moment in time when the shutter closes. In observing commuters, it is interesting to notice how the social codes we all abide by have normalized in our daily life. For example, how to queue, or the appropriate distance from someone in a packed train."