Photo of the day: A candid portrait of a subway conductor

Dutch photographer Janus van den Eijnden got up close and personal with oft-overlooked characters in the underground landscape.

Photograph: Janus van den Eijnden

When you're riding the subway, how often do you stop and notice who's actually making it run? In 2008, Dutch photographer Janus van den Eijnden set out to document the MTA's hardworking subway conductors. He spent hours underground to catch his subjects in the moments when they were deciding to close the train doors, and all of his shots are candid, lending an intensely personal feel to the images. You can see more of van den Eijnden's work on his website.

(h/t Slate)

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