Brandon’s documentary blog “Humans of New York” has inspired photographers and storytellers around the world to connect with their own countries, cities, and communities.
He joins 30 Days of Genius to explain how to focus on the stories right in front of you, and how to recognize and pursue your own core genius.( Watch it on the Youtube link below).
In 2010, Brandon Stanton taking pictures of people on the streets of New York City and posting them on a blog. After thousands of conversations and pictures, Brandon realized he wasn’t a photographer. Rather, he was a believer in connection, in community, and in basic human sweetness. In large part, Brandon’s work has been so influential because he removed himself from the equation and allowed the communities he documents to speak for themselves. Brandon joins 30 Days of Genius to explain how to focus on the stories in front of you, and how to recognize and pursue your own core genius.
Brandon’s blog Humans of New York has accumulated over 20 million followers worldwide and turned into two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories). It has also spawned an entire genre of similar blogs. Hundreds of aspiring documentarians have followed in HONY’s footsteps, telling the stories of countries, cities, and communities across the world. Brandon is also a dedicated philanthropist. He has spearheaded crowdfunded initiatives that have raised over $2 million for causes including victims of Hurricane Sandy and a scholarship fund for students in Brooklyn.