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Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

Ethics & Society | Posted 04.26.2016 | New York
Ethics & Society

Is there ever truly an ethical way of presenting someone's suffering? The ethics of speaking for others, of sharing and benefitting from someone's own words, is not a definitive set of rules.

'Humans Of New York' Honors Dog Who Helped Senior Pets Find Homes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Good News

“Humans of New York” photographer Brandon Stanton doesn’t just create moving portraits of ordinary people — he clearly has a soft spot for can...

Trump Got The Nicest Man In America Pissed Off Enough To Write This Powerful Letter

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact

Brandon Stanton is an advocate of allowing people to speak their minds. On Monday, the man behind the popular website, Humans of New York, decided to ...

Man Starts Street School To Teach Kids From Slum To Read And Write

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact

When a factory owner in India realized the kids in his slum couldn’t read or write, he took it upon himself to teach them. Kamal Parmar has been run...

What Humans of New York Got Right About Federal Prison -- and What it Left Out

Amos Irwin | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Amos Irwin

Humans of New York (HONY) just ended its powerful series inside federal prison, leaving some fans with questions. How do his profiles stack up against the broader federal prison population? And what can we each do to help fix the system?

Humans of New York Photo Series Exposes Lives Shattered by Drug War

Melissa Franqui | Posted 02.12.2016 | New York
Melissa Franqui

HONY has been sharing stories of people who are incarcerated in five different federal prisons across the Northeast -- including Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Widower's Definition Of Love Could Impress Shakespeare Himself

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Even Romeo and Juliet's legendary romance can't beat one widower's love for his late wife. Humans of New York shared the beautiful love story of an ol...

People of New York: Finally a Web Series That Makes Fun of the Real Humans of New York

Shawn Forno | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Shawn Forno

Particularly savvy when parodying millennials and their one-sided relationship with social media, PONY shines a subtle, steady light on New York's surreal obsession with itself, and the results aren't pretty.

'Hijabis Of New York' Gives Muslim Women The Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion

Activist and student Rana Abdelhamid hopes to dispel common misconceptions about the hijab -- a highly-politicized head covering worn by some Muslim w...

How Edward Norton, Humans of New York, and craigconnects are Supporting Syrian Refugees

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is, if you can spare a few bucks, you will really be helping people like this who lost his wife and daughter when a missile tore through the house that he built for them in Syria. This father (featured above) is also battling stomach cancer and has not been able to afford treatment due to lack of health insurance.

Obama Sends Welcome Note To Syrian Refugee Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

A Syrian scientist who shared his devastating personal story on the popular blog Humans of New York received a note of encouragement from one enthusia...

NASA 'Wins The Internet' By Giving Surprise Interview To Young Boy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science

This little reporter got his first big interview after NASA replied to a photo blog post where he said he wanted to write about rockets going into spa...

The Man Behind 'Humans Of New York' Reflects On His Unscripted Interview With POTUS

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

Having taken over 10,000 portraits for his world-famous "Humans of New York" Facebook account, Brandon Stanton's something of a professional when it c...

HONY Photographer Talks The Conundrum Of Hope When 'Every Single Story Is Sad'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Nearly everyone who lives in one of New York City’s five boroughs has likely wondered what they’d say to Brandon Stanton. The Humans of New York ...

This Adorably Quirky Little Guy Reminds Us It's Cool To Be Different

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

These days families don't have a single definition -- and one little boy is proud that his is different. Luis was recently featured on Humans Of New Y...

Robin Roberts On Health Battles: 'At One Point I Actually Gave Up'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

Robin Roberts, the admirable anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America," is one of the latest city dwellers to be featured on the photoblog Humans Of New ...

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

With almost eighty million results to sift through, it is possible to find advice or information on just about anything and everything. But, in reality, the biggest determining factor in achieving success cannot be found on a website, in a book or in advice personally shared from the best of mentors.

'Humans Of New York' Shares Stories Of Europe's Refugees In Poignant Series

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact

A man whose brother was murdered by ISIS, a woman whose husband died in the harrowing sea journey, a child who cried out "kill me instead!" when she s...

Pasting Smiles: One Lens at a Time

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

"I am blue, the colour blue for that paves way for communication -- an intangible element that works for most of us associated with the shooting world," expounds this lensman who ties a perfect knot of his red Pumas.

On That Day, All of Iran Wept for America

Marissa Beale | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Marissa Beale

On September 3, 2015, photographs portraying the reality of life for people in Iran snagged the attention of President Barack Obama, who left a personal remark on a photograph of a father and son.

'Orcs Of New York' Is The 'HONY' Parody Even Sauron Would Adore

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Good News

LOTR fans, rejoice! We've found your new favorite Facebook page. "Orcs of New York," based off of the popular "Humans of New York" blog, regularly po...

Humans Of New York Has Helped Raise Over $2 Million To Help End Slave Labor In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact

After Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly popular Humans of New York photo blog, traveled to Pakistan this summer, it wasn’t all tha...

Hillary Clinton Offers Absolutely Beautiful Response To Gay Kid Scared About His Future

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hillary Clinton had an incredible response for a gay child who expressed fears about what his future might hold. A photo of a sad-looking young boy s...

11 Inspiring People Who Followed Their Passions and Found Amazing Success

Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Bill Murphy Jr.

What did Disney spend his time doing while growing up? Well, working -- but also drawing, from an early age. He was pretty young when he sold his first drawing (of a neighbor's horse). Disney launched several unsuccessful animation companies before coming up with Mickey Mouse in 1928.

'HONY' Captures Inspiring Moment At Support Group People Formerly In Prison

Humans of New York | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

“We’re trying to unlearn the years of self-protection that it took to survive in prison. What works in there doesn’t work out here. In prison, v...