The #1 New York Times Bestseller!
With over 500 vibrant, full-color photos, Humans of New York: Stories is an insightful and inspiring collection of portraits of the lives of New Yorkers.
Humans of New York: Stories is the culmination of five years of innovative storytelling on the streets of New York City. During this time, photographer Brandon Stanton stopped, photographed, and interviewed more than ten thousand strangers, eventually sharing their stories on his blog, Humans of New York.
In Humans of New York: Stories, the interviews accompanying the photographs go deeper, exhibiting the intimate storytelling that the blog has become famous for today. Ranging from whimsical to heartbreaking, these stories have attracted a global following of more than 30 million people across several social media platforms.
"I ended up reading Stories cover-to-cover in one sitting. The powerful storytelling Stanton does on his blog translates seamlessly into book form." —Elise De Los Santos, Chicago Tribune
“As the quotes grew longer, and the interviews deeper, Stanton developed a signature storytelling style—one that blends the lure of urban voyeurism with an eye for the extraordinary detail in seemingly ordinary subjects. What makes these photographs compelling is their sincerity, their air of authenticity. All are taken on the spot of first contact.” —The Economist
“A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Some street photographers hide behind phone booths like paparazzi so their subject won't be aware of their presence, but for Stanton it's precisely that awkward interaction, the tearing down of the wall between strangers, that he covets.” —The Huffington Post
“There's no judgment, just observation and in many cases reverence, making for an inspiring reading and visual experience.” —Publisher’s Weekly