Saturday, July 30, 2016
Humans of New York
Humans of New York (HONY) is a photoblog and a 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 13.7 million followers on Facebook and over 3.3 million followers on Instagram as of July 2015.
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 photoblog Humans of New York, started in 2010. This is the human behind Humans of New York: