Humans of New York

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.28.55 AMHumans of New York (HONY) is an online photography project/blog by photographer Brandon Stanton begun in 2010. Since then he has published around 5,000 photographs.

In addition to his blog site, he has a remarkable  693,000 followers on Facebook. He was awarded the 2013 Webby Award and The Webby Peoples Choice Award for Best Use of Photography.

Brandon demonstrates an empathic rapport with his subjects through his engaging portraits supported by insightful snippets of conversation with each image.

HONY is a loving portrait of a city and it’s people – an example of a web project that explores group identity and identity of place. It was conceived and lives as a web based entity, given further life and energy by a dedicated community of followers.

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

http://winners.webbyawards.com/2013/web/website-features-and-design/best-use-of-photography

http://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork

 

see also http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/humans-york-photog-viral-20550669

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