Humans of New York

Humans of New York

eBook - 2013
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"Based on the blog with more than a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city. In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York, " in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting more than a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket"-- Provided by publisher.
"In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was "Humans of New York, " a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781250099853
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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firstlight
Jul 17, 2018

Outstanding collection of life stories conveyed in portrait photography with interviews. Beautiful!

ArapahoeRachel Oct 13, 2017

It's easy to forget that there are real stories inside the people that we find strange or unapproachable. Brandon Stanton has made it his mission to take those stories that hide within and make them visible to the rest of us.

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 24, 2016

New York is just one of those place, you know? Everyone owns their little piece of it and Stanton presents that to the world with his amazing photographs. This collection places fashion and eccentricities right next to everyday, quiet moments. You see introverts and extroverts in full display and people of all shapes and sizes. One of the quotes under the feet of a beautiful girl standing with a vintage looking travel case asks, "Are you going to make fun of me?" While in another a man holding a red cape says, "I didn't even start dancing tango till I was 62." It's beautiful in ways that can only be captured in photographs.

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BookBellinghamster
Oct 15, 2016

It was as if you were walking the streets of New York, and having a heart-to-heart with your fellow man. Stanton's book is endearing and has a page for everyone. Eagerly anticipating his next release. :)

amandarobinson Feb 06, 2016

Brandon's first book. I follow Humans of New York on Facebook and Instagram and always love reading the captions and seeing the pictures.

This is a fantastic book and while it doesn't have the same in-depth descriptions as his newest book, it includes some really wonderful photography, interesting people, and funny captions. Definitely a book worth reading and buying!

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jeffi22
Jan 17, 2016

You don't get as much of a story as online, but cool photos with funny captions

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bcastell
Dec 22, 2015

If you think people are interesting, then you'll really like this book! Brandon captures in photos a moment in time and shares an observation or a comment from these colorful New Yorkers!

jmr1969 Jan 31, 2015

I think that no matter who you are or where you are from, you will find someone in this book who touches you.

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AlizontheAmazon
Jul 29, 2014

I love all the stories and glimpses into people's lives that this book offers. If you're a fan you should check out the Facebook page.

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mombrarian
Jun 19, 2014

Fantastically beautiful and inspiring and compelling, just like the blog: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ Love the background bits that are sometimes provided in the book about the people or getting the shot.

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