Friday Feast – Humans of New York by Faith Whitehouse

Every city in the world has a vibrant landscape of people that form that place and every city has people with a story to tell and an exciting life behind their eyes. One artist exploring this idea in New York unique is Brandon Stanton – a photographer walking the streets of the city, capturing the citizens and unfolding their lives to mix image and text on his blog called ‘Humans of New York’.

The blog has a following of over a million, all scrolling through the intriguing images of people on the streets in New York. Every photo taken at a different angle, in a different location, with different lighting and every photo telling a story or a snippet about a person. It makes for compulsive viewing.

Stanton began the blog in the Summer of 2010 with the goal of “photographing 10,000 New Yorkers and plotting their photos on a map”. Over time, this transformed from a conventional photography blog into a storytelling census of the Big Apple.

The blog is enriched with the culture of New York and is visually-striking to look at.  It is interesting to read the stories behind the photographs and grasp what the people are about. There are many stand-out stories on the blog that show the truth about the city.

Each image is unique and tells a different story behind it. Each image is eye-catching and encourages one to uncover the meaning behind the photo.

With thanks to Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York project for photographs and inspiration!! CHECK IT OUT:  http://www.humansofnewyork.com/tagged/featured

 

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