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Brandon Stanton

5 mins

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Visual, audio & text

From the creator of Humans of New York, this book widens its scope with regular people from all over the globe sharing their stories, hopes, and dreams.




by Brandon Stanton


In 2010, Brandon Stanton set out to create a record of our modern lives by photographing 10,000 New Yorkers approached randomly on the street. The original Humans of New York project became a hit phenomenon, and while the original appeal was candid shots by a talented, untrained photographer, the accompanying narratives soon attained equal status.

Today, aside from his New York Times #1 bestselling books, Stanton enjoys an audience of over 30 million people online, and counting. Stanton's Humans blog has also raised over $12 million for good causes and featured individuals.

Now, Stanton has extended his self-guided project to 40 more countries. After five years of travel, he's able to bring even more fascinating lives to wider attention. With powerful photos and caption stories ranging from a single word to almost essay-length, Humans draws us into ordinary people's lives worldwide, making us feel like truly global citizens.

Favorite quote

Every person I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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