Humans of New York is a photo blog by American photographer Brandon Stanton (born March 1, 1984).
What distinguishes this photo blog is the street portrait of total strangers that not only allow the photographer to capture their pictures, but confide in him the most secret stories of their lives.
Brandon HONY won the 2013 Webby Award‘s People’s Voice award in the “Best Use of Photography” category.
The Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010. Somewhere along the way Brandon started collecting quotes and short stories from peoples he met.
Due to the popularity of the Humans of the New York, Brandon received an award from the United Nations to create photos, quotes and stories of the people in critical regions of the world.