~~February 4, 2015~~
Humans of New York (HONY) is a photoblog and bestselling book featuring street portraits and interviews collected in New York City. Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, over 6,000 portraits have been gathered thus far. Humans of New York has developed a large following through social media, and has over 11.5 million followers on Facebook and over 2.1 million followers on Instagram as of October 2014.
Stanton, who grew up outside of Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia, came to New York after a three-year stint as a bond trader in Chicago. Having started his career as a bond trader in the year 2008, Brandon Stanton decided to pursue his passion of photography professionally after he lost his job in 2010. He started to take candid portraits on streets which became a hit on his Facebook page. Stanton is most known for his photo blog Humans of New York, started in 2010. During a speech at New York’s 2013 Social Media Week, Tumblr founder David Karp described Humans of New York as his favorite blog on Tumblr. At the2013 Webby Awards, Humans of New York won the Webby for “Best Use of Photography” and the People’s Voice Award for “Best Cultural Blog.” In December 2013, Stanton was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 Under 30 People Changing The World.
Brandon Stanton, a 30-year old self-taught photographer, started Humans of New York in November 2010. Initially, he planned to gather 10,000 portraits of New Yorkers and plot them on a map of the city. The project soon evolved, however, when Stanton started having conversations with his subjects and including small quotes and stories alongside his photographs. With this new format, the blog began to grow rapidly. In a matter of months, HONY became so popular that when Stanton accidentally updated his Facebook status by tapping his phone’s Q key, his post garnered 73 likes within a minute. As of December 2014, Humans of New York has over eleven million likes on its Facebook page.
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Hey there. My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010, shortly after leaving my job in Finance. (OK, I actually got fired.) I started HONY because I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map.
Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.
Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over ten million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.
~~Meet the Creator Behind the Photo Blog Humans of New York~~
~~Published on Oct 13, 2015~~
Brandon Stanton is known for his ability to get complete strangers to share intimate details of their lives.
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