"During the late 70’s and early 80’s, New York City’s subway system was one of the most dangerous places a person could be. Lucky for those of us who never had the chance to see it, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there, and the dark and atmospheric series of photos he took has now come to be known as Hell On Wheels.
A New York resident between the years of 1977 and 1984, Spiller witnessed the birth of rap music, the rise of graffiti, and Ed Koch’s election as mayor. Unfortunately, he also witnessed a spike in crime, a large portion of which took place in the city’s underground quarters. The rate of violent incidents in the New York subway was so high by 1980 that the NYPD had over 2300 police officers patrolling the system at all times. Spiller took his chances and documented what he saw."
Good / Softcover has some light discolouration and a light signs of wear. Inside in very good condition.
This book made use of hot-melt glue to bind the book to the softcover. These hot-melt bindings tend to deteriorate after a couple decades so this copy has been properly re-glued to last many more years.
Author Willy Spiller
Title Subway New York
Publication year 1986
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Edition Stemmle