Humans of New York

I’ve lost faith in humanity but this book makes me want to believe in ‘us’ again

Recently, I stumbled on this book while browsing for art books on Amazon.  Not only was I surprised at the wondrous content but I believe that everyone should get a copy!

"Humans of New York" is a delightful photography book by Brandon Stanton which is full of inspiring and uplifting short stories. If you haven't already seen his blog, please stop by his amazing site at

Get your copy of  Humans of New York !

Get your copy of Humans of New York!

 This book stemmed from his blog which captured the lovely stories from people all over New York. It is a treasure filled with laughter, tears, love and life. Being a New Yorker myself, I was curious on what this book had to offer. 

The book was published before the blog's concept of piecing together both the stories and photos have truly evolved to the way they are today so some were disappointed with the lack of anecdotes. However, I truly believe that this book is still worth purchasing solely because of the beauty in each photo and the captions that do come with most photos. Some people also complained that the presentation was not fit to meet their needs (ie: all captions are in caps) but that shouldn't deter you from fully enjoying this book.


It is a pleasure to hold and I hope to purchase a suitable kindle edition once they make that available for tablets. (It seems the kindle edition only worked on my phone and not on my Note 10.1 tablet nor my Nexus 7...a shame really.)

Some of my favorites from his book:

 "When my husband was dying, I said: 'Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?'

He told me: 'Take the love you have for me and spread it around.'

"My parents got divorced a couple of months ago."

"Has your view of the situation changed since then?"

"I guess I've just realized that if two people both agree that they'd be happier living apart, then maybe it's better for everybody."


 "I really don't have time to talk, these shadows are changing every second."

I don't want to give too much away but hopefully after reading this post and possibly a visit to his site, you'll be convinced that this is one of the greatest photography books of all time.