Michael Massaia: It’s in the Leaving

The last whisper of the pay phone

Michael Massaia started photographing New York’s last remaining pay phones in 2012. ‘It’s in the Leaving’ continues in a similar vein to Michael’s previous portfolios, although one may perhaps feel less nostalgic towards this subject, not missing the days of sharing a mouthpiece with hundreds or thousands of strangers.

“While almost none of these phones still function, there is subtle proof of life inside each one.”