Tehran (#249) 03-20-13

It is the first Wednesday in this new site format. Time to check the work on=f another photographer.

A few months ago, A Wednesday post introduced a photography project called Humans of New York. I see several posts on Facebook each day. Yes, Facebook can be pretty funky, but this project is very entertaining. See it HERE.

This is the brainchild of a young fellow named Brandon. Here are his own words taken from his website:

About "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 catalog 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.

His website is Here. 

Recently, Brandon traveled to Tehran, and continued to photograph people. Many photographers, myself included, might wonder how an American with a camera would be received in Iran. Well, here is an ten minute video about the adventure.

American Photographer in Iran