Profile of Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton for Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories is a site setup by the Social Networking giant in which stories are featured that show how Facebook has helped people make a meaningful connection or accomplish something special while using the site.

In this story, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York talks about how he started, and about the site’s success.

Brandon Stanton moved to New York in 2010. As an amateur photographer, he was fascinated by the crowds of characters throughout the city. He began to take street portraits of the people he met and share them in an album on his timeline named, Humans of New York.

As his photos started to gain a following, he created a Facebook Page that started a movement. There are “Humans of …” Facebook Pages for nearly every major city in the world, while the HONY photographer himself is something of a celebrity on the streets of New York.

Humans of New York has been made into a best-selling photobook, and Stanton has a new in-depth book of stories called Humans of New York: Stories coming soon and available for preorder on Amazon.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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