Brandon Stanton …. “Open Letter to Mr. D. Trump … “!!


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~~March 15, 2016~~ 

HUMANS OF NEW YORK

Hey there,  I’m Brandon

I get really passionate about things.  At some time in my life, I’ve been obsessed or borderline-obsessed with saltwater aquariums, the baritone euphonium, reading, piano, filming, financial markets, New York City, and photography.

I studied History at the University of Georgia.  

During my senior year of college, I took out $3,000 in student loans and bet it on Barack Obama to win the presidency.  A friend heard about this bet and got me a job trading bonds on the Chicago Board of Trade.  I traded for three years.  It went really well for awhile.  But then it went really bad.

Whoops!

After I lost my trading job, I decided to move to New York City and take portraits of strangers on the street. Mom wasn’t too happy about that decision, but so far it’s gone pretty well. I’ve taken nearly 5,000 portraits and written 50 stories. And I’ve met some amazing people along the way.

Thanks for visiting Humans of New York.
Feel free to say “hello” at honybrandon@gmail.com.
For business-related requests: honyassist@gmail.com.

~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/photographer

~~FACEBOOK PAGE~~ 

Humans of New York

https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork/?pnref=story

~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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~An Open Letter to Donald Trump~

March 14, 2016

Mr. Trump,

I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn’t want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.’

But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always now. Because along with millions of Americans, I’ve come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one.

I’ve watched you retweet racist images. I’ve watched you retweet racist lies. I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf. I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood. I’ve watched you compare refugees to ‘snakes,’ and claim that ‘Islam hates us.’

I am a journalist, Mr. Trump. And over the last two years I have conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Muslims, chosen at random, on the streets of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. I’ve also interviewed hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees across seven different countries.

And I can confirm – the hateful one is you.

Those of us who have been paying attention will not allow you to rebrand yourself. You are not a ‘unifier.’ You are not ‘presidential.’ You are not a ‘victim’ of the very anger that you’ve joyfully inflamed for months. You are a man who has encouraged prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power. And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months, you will always remain who you are.

Sincerely,
Brandon Stanton

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/to-start-the-day-humans-of-new-york/

~~FULL INTERVIEW HERE~~ 

https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/humans-of-new-yorks-brandon-stanton-on-trump-154634146.html

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~Mr. Donald John Trump Called out for Xenophobia with Text Subtitles~

~Published on Mar 17, 2016~

Creator of Humans of New York, joined Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric today to discuss his open letter addressed to Donald J. Trump on Facebook

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To start the day …. “Humans of New York”!!


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~~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.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_of_New_York

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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.

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://twitter.com/humansofny

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork

http://www.metro.us/entertainment/brandon-stanton-getting-to-know-the-man-behind-humans-of-new-york/tmWmjn—20Az7B9aiT6A/

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~~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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