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Humans of New York: Stories Hardcover – 13 October 2015
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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.
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 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 New York Magazine
About the Author
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1447295552
- ISBN-13 : 978-1447295556
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Best Sellers Rank: 77,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- 83 in Portrait Photography
- 85 in Travel Photography
- 172 in Individual Photographers
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Stanton does a great job of selection and arrangement of the pictures and stories in the book too, so a natural flow and pace is established with each new picture and the tales which accompany it. The book as a result is highly readable and not simply an interesting table book (not that I would depreciate any of the previous books in contrast to this one, every one of them exudes a humanity, warmth and interest, a certain spirit, when this real begins to resonate with the reader it is not difficult to see how Stanton was considered one of the top thirty beneath thirty among creatives).
In particular I thought the placing of pictures of Obama and his own hopeful thinking next to a more joe average character and his much, much more pessimistic thinking was interesting, though that is only one example, I liked pretty much everything this book had to offer. Recommended.
Recommended to people that feel they cannot overcome their problems and feel a little bit lost. There are people out there facing the same or worst problems than ourselves, sometimes it helps read about them and visualise them.
If you want an idea of the content, you could have a look at their facebook page. It's great!