The idea for First Stop Last Stop (Workshop Arts, June 2023) was conceived when Rita Nannini heard about “End of the Line,” a game played by teenagers who randomly board any train and stay on it to its end point. Compelled by curiosity and imagining the myriad visual possibilities, in 2013 Nannini began riding and photographing the terminal stops of all of New York City’s subway lines.
“This book explores the physical and metaphorical connections I discovered at each terminal point on every New York City subway line, from the 1 to the Z. Like the city itself, the lines are both historic and ever evolving. This is my ode to our times.” —Rita Nannini
Ten years. 8,000 photographs. 665 miles of New York City subway track. These statistics represent the passion and dedication of Brooklyn-based photographer Rita Nannini to photograph the first stop and last stop of every single subway line in all five boroughs of New York City.
Rita Nannini : Arts First Stop Last Stop
Workshop Arts, June 2023
Essay: Virginia Hines
Design: Caleb Cain Marcus, Luminosity Lab
Dimensions: 11.8 x 5.46 inches
Number of pages: 160