Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton is coming to Melbourne
What started life as a photography project in 2010 has grown to become one of the most influential catalogues of street photography and human stories in the world. Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton began interviewing his subjects as he took their portraits, which he published on his blog, telling the grassroots stories of a global city and spearheading a social media phenomenon at the same time.
Long since he first moved to New York with no friends and no money, Stanton now has more than 20 million followers on social media and his accolades include two bestselling books, Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories, being listed as one of TIME’s 30 Under 30 World Changers in 2013 and (in his most political move) having his open letter to US president Donald Trump shared 2.3 million times.
In his first appearance in Australia, Stanton will give a one-off show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in which he’ll share a behind-the-scenes perspective of his work. He’ll bust myths about how Humans of New York started and elaborate on the best and best and worst moments so far.