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Humans of New York - Alumni Profiles
December 2013 Issue
If you’re in New York City, and a guy wearing a backward baseball cap asks to take your photo, beware. Because it’s probably Brandon Stanton, and the next thing he’s going to do is ask you a few questions. He might open with “What’s your greatest struggle?” or “What’s been your saddest moment?” But he’s not just being nosy. Stanton (AB ’08) is the creator of Humans of New York, a photo blog with images and stories that offers a glimpse into the lives of New Yorkers. HONY was born in 2010 when Stanton, who’d been trading bonds in Chicago, lost his job. He decided to spend a summer doing what he enjoyed—traveling and working on photography. Eventually he settled in New York with the idea of creating a photographic census of the city, an interactive map with images of people tagged to the location where they were shot. But he soon noticed that his best images were not candids of …
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