Obsession | Humans of New York

The Minimalist x Humans of New York

“People need to wake up!”
“From what?”
“The dream.”
“What dream?”
“The dream that’s keeping everyone from waking up!”

My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. I worked for several months with this goal in mind. But somewhere along the way, HONY began to take on a much different character. I started collecting quotes and short stories from the people I met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog, which over the past two years has gained a large daily following. HONY now provides a worldwide audience with glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.

Humans of New York

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  1. Pingback: All the love- HONY feels | whereimhiding

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