Humans of New York

Humans of New York

Stories

Book - 2015
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"In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor."
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781250058904
Branch Call Number: 974.7 STA
Characteristics: 428 pages

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 24, 2016

New York is just one of those place, you know? Everyone owns their little piece of it and Stanton presents that to the world with his amazing photographs. This collection places fashion and eccentricities right next to everyday, quiet moments. You see introverts and extroverts in full display and people of all shapes and sizes. One of the quotes under the feet of a beautiful girl standing with a vintage looking travel case asks, "Are you going to make fun of me?" While in another a man holding a red cape says, "I didn't even start dancing tango till I was 62." It's beautiful in ways that can only be captured in photographs.

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Daveinportland
Nov 23, 2016

I love the work this guy does. Everyone has a story. Some good, some bad, some different. Always a good website to read and the book is basically a collection of the same people and segments.

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BookBellinghamster
Oct 15, 2016

It was as if you were walking the streets of New York, and having a heart-to-heart with your fellow man. Stanton's book is endearing and has a page for everyone. Eagerly anticipating his next release. :)

bandblair Jul 29, 2016

It takes all kinds.

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jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

This book breaks my heart every time I open it. And I mean that in a good way, even if it hurts.

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BPL_AnaC
Apr 30, 2016

I hadn't know about his blog until I saw the book published. What an interesting project! I loved flipping through the pages and reading the stories of strangers in New York. We pass by so many people on the streets everywhere, but it never crosses our minds that each of those people have stories, struggles, victories. We are so wrapped-up in our selfishness and ego, that we don't stop to listen to others, like Stanton did.

It was such a heartwarming experience to read the stories, even the sad ones, and sympathize with those strangers. It really doesn't matter where we come from, or the color of our skin, how much money we have in our bank accounts, where we go to school and who are our friends - we're all human, we all yearn to belong and to be loved, and this shows so beautifully in Stanton's pictures and the captions he chose. I got this from my library, but it's definitely a book I'd like to have on my personal shelf.

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weirdduck88
Apr 18, 2016

A surprising page-turner. True, it's not a suspense thriller by any means, but the stories in here are so emotional, some that are absolutely heart-breaking, that it makes you want to see what the next person will share about his/her life. This is a book that will -- or at least should -- change your mind on a whole number of things.

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writermala
Apr 06, 2016

Wow! What a beautiful Book. The Photos are brilliant and the stories add to their beauty. I loved all the Pics but particularly those of kids and their microfashions:-)

There were one or two subjects which were given more attention and this might be my only beef - if I had to have one.

I borrowed this book from the library but it is a keeper and well worth investing in.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Mar 14, 2016

I love portrait photography so this is my kind of book. And what better place to capture the fun, interesting, unusual, inspiring, captivating, etc. than NYC? For a daily look at Brandon Stanton's work, I also recommend the Humans of New York Instagram account.

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becker
Feb 18, 2016

This book is filled with hundreds of photos of people in NYC. There is also a small quote or thought from that person that ranges from one line to a small paragraph. There are people from every imaginable walk of life in this book and every one of them has something they are trying to cope with. I found it very difficult to put down. It was mesmerizing. It is impossible to read this without becoming a more open minded accepting person.

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QnVz
Nov 02, 2015

"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she's a literary icon and Nobel laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can't devalue any type of experience."

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QnVz
Nov 02, 2015

"I'm a philosphy professor. I tell my students 'never make an exception of yourself.' People like to make exceptions of themselves. They hold other people to moral codes that they aren't willing to follow themselves. For example, people tend to think that if they tell a lie, it's because it was absolutely necessary. But if someone else tells a lie, it means they're dishonest. So never make an exception of yourself. If you're a theif, don't complain about being robbed."

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QnVz
Nov 02, 2015

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?" "Try your best to deal with life without medicating yourself." "You mean drugs?" "I mean drugs, food, shopping, money, whatever. I ain't judging anybody, either. I was hooked on heroin for years. But now I've learned that every feeling will pass if you give it time. So don't rush to cover them up by medicating them. You've got to deal with them."

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readinJC
Jan 08, 2016

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