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Humans of New York

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself an athlete, a theater lover or a literature buff, everyone is human.

'Humans of New York': An Afternoon With Brandon Stanton

Patrick Daniel | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Stanton is the author of a New York Times bestseller, with a Facebook page with 12 million followers and a partnership with the United Nations. But his story hasn't always been so glamorous.

Artist Inspired By 'Humans Of New York' Launches Series To Help Homeless In Canada

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

A picture is worth a thousand words -- and its impact can be contagious, too. Inspired by the work of photographer and humanitarian Brandon Stanton...

Obama Opens Up To Humans Of New York About When He Felt 'Most Broken'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with 13-year-old student Vidal Chastanet, who had been featured in the immensely popular photography project H...

Humans Of New York Campaign Reaches The White House

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama met with 13-year-old student Vidal Chastanet and his principal, Nadia Lopez, at the White House on Thursday. Chastanet, who ...

Ellen DeGeneres Meets The Faces Behind The Humans Of New York Campaign Everyone's Talking About

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

Mott Hall Bridges Academy principal Nadia Lopez was broken and on the verge of giving up until she saw the words of 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet. La...

How One 13-Year-Old's Words Helped Raise Over $1 Million For His School

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.10.2015 | Good News

Last week, Mott Hall Bridges Academy principal Nydia Lopez took the stage in front of her 195 students and made an announcement: a school fundraiser t...

How a Humans of New York Fundraiser Taught Us About Education

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

It was the call to action heard 'round the Internet: Brandon Stanton, founder of the greatest thing online, Humans of New York, posted a series of photos about Mott Hall Bridge Academy, a small Brooklyn, NY middle school.

Dedicated 'Humans Of New York' Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Humans of New York (HONY) photographer Brandon Stanton is known for capturing incredible stories that move his viewers. And now, his audience is helpi...

14 Ridiculously Charming 'Little Humans' Of New York

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

Brandon Stanton is arguably one of the most famous "faces behind the camera." His uber-popular blog "Humans of New York" has become a bestselling phot...

5 Lessons I've Learned From Humans of New York

Camryn Garrett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

It's easy to ignore what's going on around you, and to let people and events fade into one gigantic blur. But if you take a moment to observe, to really stop and give people some attention, you could learn a whole lot.

How Tom Hanks Made One Cab Driver A Seriously 'Lucky Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York blog features incredible stories from New Yorkers every day, but one cab driver's tale involving Tom Hanks might ...

13 Striking Images From 'Humans Of New York' Photographer's World Tour

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

Fifty days. 10 countries. 25,000 miles. The numbers attached to photographer Brandon Stanton's recent United Nations-sponsored "world tour" were ambit...

Humans of Champaign Rolls Onto Campus Inspired by Humans of New York

Uloop | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Uloop

Have you ever scrolled down your newsfeed and come across a photograph depicting a person in New York along with a quoted caption? After reading the post, did you feel like it impacted your day in some minute way?

HONY Photographer Travels To Iraq, Captures Kids' Innocence Amid Turbulence

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact

One photographer's global travels recently captured a glimmer of hope within an otherwise bleak landscape in Iraq. Brandon Stanton, known for his s...

How to Find Wisdom From Everyday People

Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

It is inaccurate to assume that wisdom comes only from those who have achieved so much or those who have graying hair and wrinkled skin. Everyone from any age has the potential to be wise.

Her Story Got 1 Million 'Likes' In Less Than 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.05.2014 | Good News

It was a story of personal triumph that she wanted to tell for "so long." Fortunately, this unidentified New York woman ran into Brandon Stanton, the ...

Humans of New York: When Comments Become Part of the Art Experience

Susan Kemp | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Susan Kemp

We all have the right to free speech, but I think artists have the right to curate the experience of their exhibition.

The One New Yorker Who Spends His Life Trying To Get Strangers To Talk To Him

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

If you're not yet familiar with "Humans of New York," you're missing out. You're also in the minority. The wildly popular blog, a collage of New Y...

The Photos That Changed The Way I See People

Anna Juszczyk | Posted 04.26.2014 | Teen
Anna Juszczyk

Behind every person you meet -- whether it's a waiter, your boss or a high school teacher -- there is a story. More or less complex, more or less happy. However, in most (or all) of the cases, definitely worth listening.

White Cis Gay Men Need to Realize Discrimination Still Exists

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

We have to address the fact that a white, cisgender, gay man living in N.Y.C. who doesn't feel like he's being discriminated against does not speak for the whole community.

How Facebook Made 'Humans Of New York' Huge

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology

In 2010, Brandon Stanton moved to New York City with two suitcases and a goal of taking 10,000 photos. Nearly four years later, his work has produced ...

Humans Of New York Project Magically Crowdfunds Ethiopian Boy's Adoption

Posted 10.30.2013 | Good News

What began as a photographic census of New York City is turning into a means for spreading kindness across the globe. Proof of that is the latest s...

Humans of The World

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.

WATCH LIVE: 'HONY' Photographer Addresses Knocking Bill O'Reilly Off The Bestseller List

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

"Humans of New York," the wildly successful photo blog that shines a spotlight on everyday New Yorkers, has just been turned into a book. Brandon Stan...