Another Day on the Subway by Valerie Rosen

A young woman in yukata, traditional japanese summer costume contrasted with an older woman in modern day clothes. This is a classic example of the myriad contradictions of culture in modern day Japan. On a subway in Tokyo, Japan.

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FEATURED in “Creative, Talented, and Unknown” Feb. 2010
FEATURED in “JAPAN Through The Lens” March 2010
FEATURED in “Story Image” Oct 2010

Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 5 years ago

    +What a wonderful image! The traditional perfectly still and the modern in more of a hurry. Perfect!

  • Thanks, Christina! It was one of those quick shots or the door would close. Great fun! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture!!!

  • Wonderful!! Thank you so much! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Matt H.
    Matt H.about 5 years ago

    This is amazing.

  • Thanks very much Matt! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago


    March 2010

  • How wonderful and unexpected!! Thanks so much, Isa! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonabout 5 years ago

    Like this a lot. Good shot. :o)

  • Thanks so much!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxover 4 years ago

    Please submit to our weekly features challenge.

  • would love to! thanks very much, michael! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 4 years ago

    Great capture, bereri!

  • very kind of you, nadya! thank you! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • AnaBanana
    AnaBananaover 4 years ago

    love this one! and its so true what you mention , contradictions, mix.. great capture here

  • thank you, ana! :-)) val

    – Valerie Rosen

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