Brooklyn-based artist Heydi De Los Santos has a deep and far reaching love for New York City’s public transportation system and the freedom it allows her and is an advocate for transportation that is accessible to all. Over the course of a month-long artist residency at Summertime Gallery in July 2020, De Los Santos, who works out of YAI Arts in Manhattan, took nearly 1,000 photographs as she visited 40 train stations, bus depots and train yards across the city. From East Harlem to Coney Island, De Los Santos documented trains moving through stations, transit workers who keep the system moving, and the city she observed on her travels.
Founded in May of 2019, Summertime Gallery is a nonprofit Art Studio and Gallery located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Summertime connects neurodiverse artists with the people and world around them. Join the New York Transit Museum and Summertime founders Sophia Cosmadopoulos and Anna Schechter for a digital discussion with Heydi De Los Santos about her work. Click here to register.