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Facebook Takes Us Behind the Scenes with Humans of New York for 10th Anniversary

We never get sick of going behind the scenes with Brandon Stanton and Humans of New York, probably because we never tire of hearing Stanton’s story. An amateur photographer who moved to New York in 2010 with two suitcases and a goal has somehow managed to start a movement that has attracted millions of followers, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and spawned many a Humans of _____ copycat.

At 2.8 million followers, HONY is one of the most successful pages on Facebook’s massive network, and so Facebook chose it as one of the 10 ‘stories’ they would tell for the site’s 10th Anniversary.

So check out the video embedded above for one more look at how Brandon and Humans of New York works, and if you want more HONY, be sure to visit our previous coverage of the project by clicking here.


 
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  • frank mckenna

    Cool story. his site demonstrates the power of the narrative combined with great pictures.

  • Facepalm

    Glad to see a street photographer engaging the subject as opposed to spooking them.

  • Redstart

    Yes, true. Most “street photographers” are constantly jumping out of dark alleyways scaring the crap out of people.

  • Redstart

    “We never get sick of going behind the scenes with Brandon Stanton and Humans of New York, probably because we never tire of hearing Stanton’s story.”

    Um, says who? Congratulations to Brandon’s success, I’m glad he is doing what he enjoys. That said, I find his work pretty boring…sorry.

  • Jordan Butters

    Curse these stories for being mandatory reading. If only there was some way to avoid having to see stuff I didn’t like…

  • Redstart

    What, are you personally offended that I don’t like his work? You people all have the same argument. I realize I have nothing nice to say, but at least I was nice about it.