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Andrew Emond Captures Photos of the Sewers in this Underground City

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Nov 28, 2013 • References: undermontreal and froot.nl
This photography series by Canadian photographer Andrew Emond explores the underground city of Montreal. The city in the province of Québec is home to over 18 miles of tunnels, malls, universities and train stations.

In his ‘Under Montreal’ series, Emond goes into the sewers of the underground city, capturing claustrophobic shots of narrow passageways that are especially eerie, since they all have some sort of “light at the end of the tunnel.”

One of the most fascinating parts of this series is that it captures imagery of some of the first bricks used to construct Montreal’s complex underground, which were first laid back in the 1800s. Although it seems like this theme would get repetitive, Emond captures all sorts of different light levels, materials and textures that make this trek into Montreal's underground truly interesting.