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Humans of New York

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

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.30.2015 | 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, regular...

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’...

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

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay 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-lo...

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...

Internet, Please Stop Telling Everybody What to Do

Mike Mennonno | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Mike Mennonno

In case you haven't noticed, the Internet has gotten super bossy lately. Yeah, sure, it was always a know-it-all. It was always a little creepy, li...

'Humans Of New York' Beyoncé Post Spurs Most Flawless Comment Section Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2015 | Good News

Life can be tough when you're Beyoncé, but you're not that Beyoncé -- since, you know, she's Irreplaceable. Just ask Serena Williams, Rhianna, K...

Brooklyn Students Visit Harvard Thanks To Humans Of New York: 'Now I Know I Can Go'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

A group of Brooklyn middle-schoolers, made famous by the popular blog Humans Of New York (HONY) finally took the life-changing trip they had been wait...

HONY's First Love Story Is As Adorable As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2015 | Good News

Humans of New York finally has its own love story. The popular photo blog, which shares New Yorkers' unique -- and often deeply personal -- storie...

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans Of New York

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 03.28.2015 | 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...