A train speeding forward, passing another train rushing in the opposite direction. A split second. A sense of advancing, yet retrograde motion. The feeling of standing still. Fleeting glimpses of others. Their souls. A piece of summer sky. Passing impressions piled one on top of another -- as time bends around. This is an ongoing series where I ride along a single New York City subway line from one end to the other. The tracks run through both subterranean and elevated stations. I use diptychs to enhance the surreal sense and cacophony of images that is so much a part of the subway experience.
Sheila Archer is a street photographer. She attended The International School for Photography. Exhibitions: 2016 – Light Space & Time Gallery, “Women Artists Only,” Special Recognition 2015 – Light Space & Time Gallery, “Cityscapes,” Special Recognition 2012 – The Pen and Brush, Inc., Celebrating Women’s Work 2012 – Art Takes Time Square, Digital Group Art Exhibition in Times Square 2011 - Official Selection for 2011, Paris (PX3) Competition 2011 - Professional Women Photographers, New York, "Perspectives on Time," Group Exhibition at the Callahan Gallery at St. Francis College 2010 - Professional Women Photographers, New York, "New Visions," Group Exhibition at The Durst Organization Show Walls Gallery 2010 - "Unmade Beds: A Photo Collection of Intimacy" - Leah Poller 2009 - "2009 Prix de La Photographie, Paris (PX3) Competition, Honorable Mention 2009 - "Manhattan Neighborhoods," Group Show at Manhattan Borough President's Office 2009 - "Blue Nocturne," Group Online Show at The Nocturnes.com 2009 - "In Your Dreams - Reveries, Fantasies, and Impossible Wishes," Group Show at The Pen and Brush, Inc. 2008 - The Nocturnes, "Fifth Biennial Celebration", San Francisco, Group Exhibition 2008 - Upstream Gallery, Omaha, NE, "10th Annual Faces International" Group Exhibition 2008 - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, "Edgy" Group Exhibition 2008 - Professional Women Photographers, New York, "New Work" Group Exhibition 2007 - OSI, Melville, New York, Solo Exhibition 2007 - The Cooper Union, "Indwelling - Living in a Female Body", Group Exhibition 2006 - The Times Square Lobby Gallery, "Why We Gather," Group Exhibition 2005 - Winner Brooklyn Public Library "My Brooklyn" Annual Photo and Essay Contest Other Experience: Participant in Lance Armstrong Foundation documentary photography program on life after cancer treatment. A traveling exhibition and publication in the book "Still Life" was part of the program.