Humans of New York
You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate Humans of New York. The amazing photo project highlighting the stories of found New Yorkers in photographs has amassed over a million Facebook followers in just three short years, many of them having never even been to the city. It’s a snapshot of life in NYC, but also — as the name suggests — a dose of humanity in general.
Brandon’s success is in his ability to tell a story. With a photograph and one intimate/touching/funny detail, he is able to connect these New Yorkers of such different lives to each other and to people across the globe.
I love having HONY in my newsfeed. It makes me laugh, touches my heart, and keeps me humble. It reminds me both that there are hardships for everyone and that there is beauty everywhere.