Humans of New York (Humans of New York, 1)

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Humans of New York (Humans of New York, 1)

Humans of New York (Humans of New York, 1)

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To the extent that “Famous Men” has an overriding agenda, it is to arrive at a sense of the dignity—or, perhaps, even more simply, the reality—of others, despite the stubborn mystery of their circumstances. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. The book influences people to start a conversation with local people and to share not only the subjects but their own as well. Instead of the difference acknowledged by Caldwell and Bourke-White’s You and Their, Stanton’s all-encompassing title implies a vague, flattening humanism, too quick to forget the barriers erected—even here, and now, in New York—against real equality. Being able to relate sympathy and sorrow based on the book Human’s Of New York establish a strong relation toward Humanity.

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. Brandon Stanton author of “ Humans Of New York” describes it as “an exhaustive catalog of the city’s inhabitants. In some images, there is a contrast focus between the subject and local environment creating an illusion making you wonder more about the person’s life.Brandon Stanton initially created the book in an attempt to create “an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants,” but it has become a way to read humans based on their expressions and short quotes. All of the proceeds went to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a family-run charity that played a major role in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The reformist journalist Jacob Riis, for example, used photographs—collected in books like “How the Other Half Lives”—to uncover the squalor of late-nineteenth-century tenement life on the Lower East Side, along the way becoming an innovator in the use of flash photography. Consider, instead, the ease of the boy’s sneakers against the sidewalk; his shy, smirking confidence; the preternatural calm with which he occupies the space within the frame.

The photographs in this volume, some of which have never been published before, capture the city's inhabitants with a commendable eye for demographic diversity and everyday street fashion. Forget, for a moment, the factual details that we have gathered in the course of knowing-but-not-really-knowing him: the aerial murder; the school so suddenly flush; the audience with the leader of the free world. He arrived in New York late August 2010 and was captivated by the city’s lifestyle and people, “ I’d never seen anything like it.This might explain the vast expanse of interpretive space between the book’s images and text: Evans’s photos sit alone at the front of the book, unremarked upon, serving as a kind of tonal prelude, then cede the stage completely to Agee’s wild, modernistic jumble of verse, prose, and theatric convention. Photography felt like a treasure hunt, and even though I sucked at it, I’d occasionally stumble upon a diamond. Gaining millions of followers online, the photos he took and the accompanying interviews became his first book: Humans of New York. The Atlantic The images are gorgeous, and the effect is like walking through a version of our city where startlingly honest thought bubbles appear over everyone's head.

The series partnered with the nonprofit, Headstrong Project, to highlight the mental health struggles veterans experience. In January 2015, Stanton photographed and interviewed a 14-year-old boy from Brownsville, Brooklyn, Vidal Chastanet, who said his greatest influence was his school principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Nadia Lopez. The street background is consistent across each photo in the spread, as is the focus in each quote on what the individual is proud of: the subject on the left is proud of his guitar artistry, the subject in the top right is very proud and protective of her daughter, and the subject in the bottom right is proud of their model girlfriend. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, it's a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Brandon Stanton studied at the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before founding Humans of New York in the summer of 2010.Stanton’s project began as a blog, and HONY’s photos can be viewed on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and in print. The gorgeous maybe 8 year old boy with radiant carrot coloured hair is beaming - standing as tall as his legs would allow next to his dad, proud as anything. Brandon Stanton will take you on an extraordinary journey through the photos of the people living in New York. For those of you who may have picked up this book on a whim, I want to address one last element of Humans of New York.

The relationship youth have with the internet is a reading culture that contributed to HONY’s success. After the image of a Brooklyn student named Vidal captured widespread attention on the Humans of New York blog, he and the photographer, Brandon Stanton, were invited to the White House.

I loved all the Pics but particularly those of kids and their microfashions:-)There were one or two subjects which were given more attention and this might be my only beef - if I had to have one. Viewed like this—as, yes, irrefutably real, but also as a readable image—he is reminiscent of Gordon Parks’s squinting Harlem newsboy. This makes it seem as if a particular problem, like homelessness or addition, is personal, and not social. Maybe moreso, though, I’m inspired by things that stand out: clashing things, quietly different things hiding in plain sight, things just weird enough to be obviously real. In Humans of New York, the different structural photo layout in each page strikes curiosity about the way he published his images.



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