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Humans of New York (HONY) : Stories From The Streets

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Humans of New York (HONY) is a photoblog and book that features street portraits and interviews collected on the streets of New York City. Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York has developed a large following through Social Media.


The blog had over 18 million followers on Facebook and around 7.5 million followers on Instagram as of December 2017. As of March 2015, the book had spent 31 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Hundreds of "Humans of" blogs have since been developed by people in different cities around the world influenced by HONY.


In March 2016, Stanton wrote an open letter to Donald Trump that went viral on Facebook, garnering over 2.3 million likes and over 1.1 million shares, making it one of the most-shared posts in the history of Facebook.



“Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010.  The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants."

“Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I'd include quotes and short stories from their lives.”


Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over twenty million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.  

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