"Humans of New York" is the result of a unique concept: taking pictures of people on the street and asking them questions.
What began as a photoblog in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, has now developed into a social media movement and has over 9,886,013 likes on Facebook, 1,772,011 followers on Instagram and 1,59,000 followers on Twitter.
Stanton began this most popular blogs on the Internet by taking candid portraits on the streets. It has now inspired hundreds of similar blogs across the globe, including the Humans of Blair, Humans of Hobart, Humans of I Am Tokyo, Humans of Armed Forces, Humans of Bombay, Humans of Kolkata, Portraits of Montreal and so on.
Stanton couples high-quality portraits of people he meets on the streets of New York and pairs it with illuminating, random or just plain quirky quotes from them.
Humans of New York features some of the most inspiring and enigmatic people and offers a peek into their lives; stories that would never be told or heard otherwise.
While Stanton is engaged in a United Nations-commissioned world tour to bring his signature style to various countries around the globe, take a look at some of the most unforgettable humans featured in his blog.