Photo Set Reveals Miserably Cramped Tokyo Subway System Riders

Photo Set Reveals Miserably Cramped Tokyo Subway System RidersPhotos courtesy of Michael Wolf

German photographer Michael Wolf's "Tokyo Compression" series depicts a city that is "the result of capitalism gone wild." As he describes it, the images are a "metaphor for what is wrong with rampant urban development." With over 11 million people using Tokyo's subway system it's not hard to believe that the faces pressed against the train doors in his photos are fairly used to the current state of affairs. Photographing passengers of the city's rails since 2009, with three installments of the series published, Wolf hopes to show the quality of life of workers in Tokyo. Click through the thumbs above for a look at the struggle faces of Tokyo's subway system.

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[via Daily News]

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