In November 2010, blogger and photographer, Brandon Stanton, created a blog featuring the various characters, tenants and explorers of New York City. Over the past 6 years, Stanton’s work has gathered a huge following. From his blog he has a following of 18million people on Facebook and 6.2 million people on Instagram.
Each story and portrait withhold a heartwarming story or journey which readers love. Commenters express their love and support in each and every post for that particular partaker. The project had gone from strength to strength and has even resulted in a book. A book which spent an admirable 29 weeks on the New York Bestsellers list.
Even 26 of my friends like the page!
“Inspired by Humans of New York, hundreds of ‘Humans of’ blogs have developed around the world.”
Humans of New York
On October 15, 2013, the Humans of New York book, which is based on the eponymous photography blog, was released. Published by St. Martin’s Press, the book sold 30,000 copies in preorders. Ahead of the release, Stanton was interviewed by Bill Weir for an ABC News Nightline story titled “‘Humans of New York’: Photog Gone Viral”.
As of January 20, 2015, the book had been on The New York Times Best Seller list for 28 weeks; it reached the number 1 position on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2013 on the week of November 3, 2013, and again on the week of December 21, 2014.
Humans of New York: Stories book
On October 12, 2015, Stanton released his second Humans of New York book, focused more on the stories collected in his work. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers Nonfiction List dated November 1, 2015.
Unknown. (2016). Humans of New York. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_of_New_York. Last accessed 05/12/16.