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Humans of New York (Humans of New York, 1)

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We now see many others following in Stanton’s footsteps, distributing human portraits in similar layouts, such as Humans of London and Humans of Bombay. Here, the photos are arranged from youth to seniority, and the spread as a whole helps deliver the theme of lessons learned throughout a lifetime.

Some may be having similar issues, or be completely unaware of people fighting poverty or substance abuse. I've been following Brandon Stanton on internet since ages it seems, sometimes regularly, sometimes less, but still. Humans of New York can be read easily in one day but warrants a look back to study the faces and character of Stanton’s subjects.Thus occupying the vague space between archetype and anecdote, between the particular and the more broadly illustrative, Riis’s photos realized photography’s unique and enduring possibility—to serve artistic and documentary ends at once. Photography felt like a treasure hunt, and even though I sucked at it, I’d occasionally stumble upon a diamond. The short and notionally revealing quotes that accompany each image “grew longer and longer,” Stanton explains, “until eventually I was spending fifteen to twenty minutes interviewing each person I photographed.

Throughout Humans Of New York, particular images displayed without captions are durable to stand alone.This series of events—Vidal’s travel, in the reckoning of HONY’s devotees, from photograph to popular phenomenon—is in many ways a perfect realization of the ethos of “Stories,” which recently débuted at No.

Back in 2013, Stanton bound several hundred of his best photos together in kind of coffee table book of the same name, the first of several.Surprising and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. Beneath the jacket is a fleece-lined hoodie, also black, and in his hand the boy holds a black plastic bag, stretched by the weight of what might be groceries. So he decided to set aside his doctoral dissertation and belatedly prepare for medical school, which “would allow me a chance to find answers that are not in books, to find a different sort of sublime, to forge relationships with the suffering, and to keep following the question of what makes human life meaningful, even in the face of death and decay. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge and it was built by John Roebling and his family and that’s all I remember from second grade. Being able to relate sympathy and sorrow based on the book Human’s Of New York establish a strong relation toward Humanity.

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