Saturday, February 25, 2017

Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New YorkHumans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton 428 pages

This is a combination of several photographs and interviews done by Stanton on the streets of New York. It is mixed with happy and sad stories, funny quotes and strange ramblings. There's love, hate, grief, excitement, something for everyone.

This was an enjoyable and easy read. (1 day!) There were compelling stories combined with equally compelling photographs. Anyone who reads this book will find someone they identify with and/or someone they think is way off base and I think that is the beauty of it. It's just humans in New York. They come from all backgrounds and geographical locations. I'm glad the author chose all different kinds of people with all different kinds of views or else this would have been a one-dimensional book. It lets you know he probably encountered people with which he himself did not agree, however he put them in anyway (example atheist and Christian views). The adorable smiles of the children, the love in the eyes of the couples, the loneliness of the grieving, and the sadness of the lonely (to name a few) make for a pictorial I definitely recommend.

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