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Press Release
June 16, 1998
MTA Installs Three New Lightbox Projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recently installed the work of three New York City photographers as part of the MTA Arts for Transit Lightbox Project.

The Lightbox Project features changing photography exhibits in approximately 3' x 5' backlit display panels in heavily trafficked, highly visible locations throughout the MTA system.

MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway said, "The Lightbox Project gives us an opportunity to enhance the commuting environment and expose our customers to new aspects of the City while showcasing local talent."

On display at the Bowling Green subway station on the Nos. 4 & 5 lines is AN.Y. Masjid: The Mosques of New York City,@ seven images by Ed Grazda, which focus on the ethnic, social and economic diversity among New York's Muslim communities.

ATheater Boxes@ by Andrew Moore offers a haunting contrast to all that is new in the Times Square district. Seven shots of the interiors of the historic Selwin, Empire, and Times Square theaters are on view at the 42nd Street/6th Avenue subway station on the B, D, F, and Q lines.

MTA Long Island Rail Road commuters at Penn Station will get ideas for dinner looking at Neil Winokur=s ANew York Food,@

which features six humorous photographs of the types of ethnic cuisine associated with New York by locals and visitors as well (including the ever popular hamburger).

The three exhibits were selected for the MTA Lightbox Project through a competition sponsored by Columbia University School of the Arts in conjunction with MTA Arts for Transit, and will be on exhibit through November. The Project is sponsored by Duggal Color Projects, Inc.