Humans of NY

Humans of NY is a project by Brandon Staton. He started taking pictures of strangers he would walk by.

According to an article: In the beginning, Stanton’s focus was photography. Though he had no professional training, he set out to create an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants: “I was going to take 10,000 portraits and plot them on an interactive map of the city.” Since then, he’s far exceeded that original goal, but his methods and objectives have changed. As Stanton realized that the quality of the posts was coming from the humans in the pictures, not the pictures themselves, the project stopped being about street portraiture in New York, and became about telling people’s stories.

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