Nottingham, England

Urban historian, explorer, and photographer Steve Duncan has been investigating the underground world of sewers, tunnels, and subways for years. Traveling beneath international cities including New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, he has great knowledge of many subterranean worlds. He has hosted the Discovery Channel show Urban Explorers and has also appeared on the History Channel as a dedicated expert on the subject of New York City's underground.

With that knowledge and expertise, Duncan brings these thorough examinations to the above ground world through his photographs. He transforms normally dark and murky hidden infrastructures, so rarely visited, into intriguing and approachable landscapes. As we go about our daily lives, a forgotten and valuable world exists below our feet, and Duncan strives to maintain an awareness of these important pieces of history.

He says, "I try to peel back the layers of a city to see what's underneath. From the tops of bridges to the depths of sewer tunnels, these explorations of the urban environment help me puzzle together the interconnected, multi-dimensional history and complexity of the great metropolises of the world."

Stockholm, Sweden

West Side Tunnel, NYC

West Side Tunnel, NYC

Fleet River Sewer, London

Paris Catacombs

Bradford Beck River, Bradford, England

Subway Tracks, NYC

Neglinnaya River, Moscow

Paris Catacombs

Knickerbocker Sewer, NYC

Croton Aqueduct, NYC

Tyburn River Sewer, London

Utility Tunnels, St. Paul, Minnesota

Park River, Hartford, Connecticut

Tibbetts Brook, Bronx, NY

Steve Duncan's website
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  • Dear Madam
    I saw the side through from photograph of Steve Duncan. It is a pity that I didn't find photographs on it from Warsaw. During the World War II and the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 Polish insurgents used sewers for the migration - there were sewer guides and sewer liaisons. The entire districts were being evacuated with sewers. I think that he would be an interesting addition to the gallery of underground world.
    Yours faithfully

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