A most unusual and entertaining project is Humans of New York. Photographer Brandon Stanton patrols every neighborhood in NYC, constantly photographing interesting people. And there are LOTS of them. The project statement:
“The photographic census of NYC. One street portrait at a time.”
In his own words:
“My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. I worked for several months with this goal in mind. But somewhere along the way, HONY began to take on a much different character. I started collecting quotes and short stories from the people I met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog, which over the past two years has gained hundreds of thousands of followers. With over 300,000 collective followers on Facebook and Tumblr, HONY provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.”
See an interview with Brandon StantonHERE.
I follow HONY of Facebook. Every day, several entries appear. How can you not like seeing something like this in the morning?