Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city
Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.
The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.
Surprising and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.
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Toward the end, the images seem to lead us toward hope. But then…a final photograph turns the light out once again. A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise.Read Full Review of Humans of New York | See more reviews from Kirkus
Another photo shows the same student and principal with President Obama in the Oval Office, followed by a portrait of the president and the story of his own greatest influence. New readers and seasoned fans can’t help but become engrossed with the stories Stanton tells.Read Full Review of Humans of New York | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
There’s the Yugoslavian janitor who studied for 12 years to earn his classics degree...There’s no judgment, just observation and in many cases reverence, making for an inspiring reading and visual experience.Read Full Review of Humans of New York | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
One must salute Mr. Stanton for his undying desire to look beyond the crowd and highlight the idiosyncratic. Humans of New York: Stories is an evocative experience that you will want to share, as its message is simply too powerful to keep to oneself.Read Full Review of Humans of New York | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
His empathy and yearning to walk in the shoes of the young and old New Yorkers he encounters is something that we can both affirm and celebrate.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
As rich and varied as its subject is, it doesn’t capture the stories of the great metropolis like the blog does. And you can read the blog for free.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
This book is the result of Stanton's ambition to single-handedly create a photographic census of one of the world's most iconic urban jungles, and the result is a beautifully shot glimpse into the lives of everyone he encountered on his way. In short, it shows us what it means to be human.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
Hony Stories is a production of high values, which reflects coffee-table book standards in a tome that is a bit more transportable. Although it is thick and heavy (thanks to the hard cover and the quality paper), it is not so unwieldy that it cannot be read in bed or on a park bench. It is a book of value.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
Stanton is carrying on an old tradition, giving people the chance to share their voices, to tell us about their lives. Humans of New York: Stories is a beautiful addition to one of man's oldest traditions.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
If you need a change of pace during this busy time of year, pick up Humans of New York. It just might make you take a second look at all of those people around you. It's definitely Brandon Stanton's gift to people watchers.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
Not all blogs make for good books, and not all coffee table books have something of substance to say along with all the pretty pictures, but in both cases, Humans of New York is the exception to the rule.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
This book is the perfect coffee table book! It definitely would be the perfect gift for those who love NYC and/or people in general - for those who have an appreciation for the unique qualities in every person and in every photograph.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
Take your time to linger on each person’s story if you can. Brandon Stanton provided his audience with a rare opportunity to peek into the life of the stranger sitting beside you on the bus. Take advantage of this gift.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
I like that many of the best photos from his archives have been collected in the Humans of New York book. I hope it lasts in libraries for a long time.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
While it may fall short, that Humans of New York can be compared with the dancing optimism of Girl Walk // All Day or the eavesdropping angels of Wings of Desire is a tribute to the commitment and artistry Stanton has brought together.Read Full Review of Humans of New York
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