A collection of exclusive photo prints: "A look at the world as it really is". A Crystal Galerie, AFP & Habitat partnership. DESCRIPTION OF THE PRINT: Big yellow taxi.
A yellow taxi passes by golden autumn foliage in New York, in front of a building under renovation, 12 November 2008. Icons of New York on wheels, the famed yellow taxis represent the city in our collective imaginations. At the start of the century, John Hertz, founder of the Yellow Cab Company in 1915 in Chicago, painted his fleet of taxis and rentals - then his trucks - bright yellow, as per a study by the University of Chicago which showed that yellow is the easiest colour to pick out from afar. © Emmanuel Dunand / AFP