The Washington D.C. Metrorail reports that its system saw an average of 743,961 weekday passengers in 2011. Despite their destinations, passengers sometimes view their time on the trains as an opportunity to catch a few extra moments of sleep. In the presence of their fellow riders, it is surprising and sometimes humorous how comfortable they make themselves. My thought is that if I could witness it, why can’t you? For eight months, I photographed 86 passengers on Washington D.C.’s Metrorail System as they sat sleeping in their seats and at times while they stood in the aisles. 86 represents the total number of stations in operation at the time of this project.
© Willis Bretz 2017