Today, the infamous ban on photography in New York City's subways has been officially declared dead. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (or MTA) will not go forward with the ban. This marks a great victory for artists, civil rights supporters, and the NYPD. This is a great bit of news for independent guerrilla filmmakers who have relied on the subway to tell their stories throughout the years. Legislation started after cops stopped two men photographing tracks leading into a tunnel under the East River in Queens in November 2003. The men turned out to be Iranian intelligence agents and they were booted from the country. To their credit, the NYPD fought the ban.