Bond trader turned photographer Brandon Stanton has been photographing the diverse population of New York City for his ongoing photo series entitled Humans of New York (HONY). The intriguing series provides the world with a daily glimpse into the lives of strangers in New York City.
Stanton’s original plan was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map, but somewhere along the way HONY turned into something a little different. Stanton explains, “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”.
We have selected some images from the series to show you below, but do have a look at the Humans of New York blog here where you will find many more portraits and, for some, the fascinating stories that go along with them.