In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog "Humans of New York." His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over fifteen million. In 2013, his book "Humans of New York, " based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the "NY Times Bestseller List "where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks. Now, Brandon is back with the "Humans of New York" book that his loyal followers have been waiting for: "Humans of New York: Stories." Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. "Humans of New York: Stories" presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he's photographed astonish you all over again this October.
BRANDON STANTON is the creator of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling book "Humans of New York" as well as the children's book, "Little Humans." He was a 2013 Time Magazine "30 people under 30 changing the world," an ABC News Person of the Week, told stories from around the world in collaboration with the United Nations, and was invited to photograph President Obama in the Oval Office. His photography and storytelling blog, also called "Humans of New York" is followed by over fifteen million people on several social media platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in New York City.
"As the quotes grew longer, and the interviews deeper, Stanton developed a signature storytelling style--one that blends the lure of urban voyeurism with an eye for the extraordinary detail in seemingly ordinary subjects. What makes these photographs compelling is their sincerity, their air of authenticity. All are taken on the spot of first contact. Some people are caught mid-sentence. Even those who pose are free of the sterile stiffness of staged portraits." --The Economist
"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Some street photographers hide behind phone booths like paparazzi so their subject won't be aware of their presence, but for Stanton it's precisely that awkward interaction, the tearing down of the wall between strangers, that he covets." --The Huffington Post
"There's no judgment, just observation and in many cases reverence, making for an inspiring reading and visual experience." --Publisher's Weekly
Winner of Alex Awards 2016
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