Brandon Stanton has lived in New York since 2010. He began walking the streets with his camera, like many of us, fascinated with people watching. Soon he began to take photos of the New Yorkers he would meet and posted them to his Facebook page, called “Humans of New York”.
He noticed quickly that people seemed to like his work. His page likes started to go up, and up, and up. He now has over 3.2 million likes. His page started a movement and there are now “Human’s of…” Facebook pages for nearly every major city in the world. Brandon himself has become a bit of a celebrity on the streets of New York as his work becomes more recognized.
His touching, sometimes heartwarming photos feature a vast array of people from New York, as well as visitors, and with each photo, a quote from the conversation that Brandon has with the photo subject.
And it’s not just an art hobby. Together with his millions of followers, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Brandon has become a New York Times author and has released a Humans of New York book.
Some of Brandon’s photos:
Browse through past Humans of New York photos on Facebook and like the Page to see more in the future: facebook.com/humansofnewyork
Photo Source: Humans of New York Facebook Page