When Brandon Stanton first began his project to take pictures of the various inhabitants of New York City, he thought that he might post some pictures on Facebook, maybe start a blog. But what started as a weekend pastime has become a New York Times best seller, and with good reason. Humans of New York is visually arresting, deeply uplifting, and filled with a warm humor at the most surprising moments.
From a Yugoslavian janitor who studied for 12 years to earn his classics degree to Muslims in prayer, adorable kids (who look better on their first day at school than I’ve ever looked in my life), crazy fashionistas, and young lovers, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Each picture is paired with a quote from the subjects themselves, revealing their hope, plans, and fears, as well as a depth of humanity that will bring a smile to your face (also: if you're doing any last minute gift shopping, this would make a great stocking stuffer)!