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“Reading to each other” was a common activity in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, especially among couples. But it’s rare enough today to be worthy of documentation.

Humans of New York: EVERYTHING I'VE LEARNED ABOUT STREET PORTRAITS

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I wrote this to help people with their own Humans projects. This is just my way of doing things— it is by no means a rulebook.

I will promote your Humans project as long as it follows the “spirit” of HONY. This means street portraits, not documentary photography. It means interacting with…

This man is my hero

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Photographing the Humans of New York

If there’s such a thing as a typical path to becoming an artist, Brandon Stanton didn’t take it. No art school. No photography classes. No dropping out of college. Instead, the 28-year-old Georgia native landed a job as a bond trader in Chicago after betting $3,000 in student loans that Barack Obama would win the 2008 Democratic nomination. When he was later fired from the trading gig during the recession, he took another gamble: street photography. “I enjoy taking risks, whether it be trading bonds or moving to New York and stopping strangers on the street,” says the creator of Humans of New York.

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