Humans of New York is a modern phenomenon. Over the past few years Brandon Stanton’s blog has become one of the most fascinating things on the internet. Who’d have thought that photos of ordinary New Yorkers alongside a brief insight into their personal stories, would be so gripping? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
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. In December 2013, Stanton was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 Under 30 People Changing The World.
In this highly interesting and entertaining talk, Stanton reveals exactly how he gets strangers to reveal their deepest secrets.