Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

13 October 2015
432 pages


In this beautiful follow-up to the bestselling Humans of New York, street photographer Brandon Stanton celebrates our shared humanity with yet more stunning photographs and stories from the lives of ordinary, extraordinary New Yorkers.

Ever since Brandon Stanton began interviewing strangers on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. In Humans of New York: Stories, Brandon presents portraits of a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with their greater candour.

Humans of New York began when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project – to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Gaining millions of followers online, the photos he took and the accompanying interviews became his first book: Humans of New York.

With his second inspiring look at the residents of New York, let Brandon Stanton be your guide as he uncovers the astonishing stories of everyday people.

An instant publishing phenomenon
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. But it's Stanton's interviews with his subjects, usually excerpted from their rawest moments, that are the most captivating as they highlight both the hardship and the little victories of an often-unforgiving city.
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.