Humans

Humans
Author: Brandon Stanton
Rating: 4.52
Bestsellers Rate: 16477
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 448
Hours of reading: 7.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 28,99 €

About the book

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade." --Washington Post Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans--his most moving and compelling book to date--shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe--providing a portrait of our shared experience.

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Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans--his most moving and compelling book to date--shows

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Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade." --Washington Post "A panoply of interesting stories . . . and what stories they are. A lovely, sometimes challenging testament to the universality of human nature. --Kirkus Reviews (starred) A beautiful love letter to humanity in this moving compilation . . . . Stanton's skill at putting people at ease comes through in the spontaneity of the images, as well as in the stories they share with him. It's an outstanding survey, and each new image reveals something unique about the human condition. --Publishers Weekly (starred) Stanton has taken his legendary storytelling and photography global . . . millions follow [him], and the empathy and love his work engenders will be a balm to many more. --Booklist Profound interviews and signature stunning photography. --Newsweek

Brandon Stanton Biography

Brandon Stanton (born March 1, 1984) is an American author, photographer, and blogger. He is the author of Humans of New York, a photoblog and book. He was named to Time's "30 Under 30 People Changing The World" list. Since 2010, Stanton has taken hundreds of portraits of people living and working primarily in New York City, accompanied by bits of conversations about their lives. He has also traveled outside of the United States, capturing people and their lives in more than 20 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Mexico.

Life and work

Stanton grew up in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, where he completed his schooling at The Walker School in 2002. He majored in history at the University of Georgia. In 2010, he bought a camera while working as a bond trader in Chicago, and started taking photographs in downtown Chicago on the weekends. When he lost his job a short time later, he decided to pursue photography full-time. Moving to New York City, he set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their portraits on a map of the city, surviving on unemployment checks to "almost pay rent" and borrowing money from friends and family. Eventually, he moved his photographs to the Humans of New York Facebook page, which he started in November 2010. After posting a photo of a woman including a quote from her, he soon began adding captions and quotes to his photographs, which eventually evolved into full interviews. His Humans of New York book was published in October 2013. It received positive reviews and sold 30,000 copies as preorders. The book reached the number 1 position on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2013 for the week beginning November 3, 2013. The book remained on the list for 26 weeks, again reaching the number one position on December 21, 2014. In December 2013, Stanton was named one of Time's "30 Under 30 People Changing The World." In August 2014, Stanton traveled to the Middle East to photograph people as part of a 50-day trip through 10 countries in the region under the auspices of the United Nations. In July 2015 he traveled to Pakistan and again to Iran to do the same. At the conclusion of his trip to Pakistan, Stanton crowd funded $2.3 million to help end bonded labor in Pakistan.In January 2015, Stanton was invited to the Oval Office to interview President Barack Obama. The trip concluded a two-week crowd-funding campaign on Humans of New York in which $1.4 million was raised.In March 2016, Stanton opposed Donald Trump's presidential campaign, criticizing Trump on social media for hateful speech, such as delayed disavowing "white supremacy" and defending those who commit violence at his rallies. A day after his Facebook post, it had over 1.6 million likes and was shared nearly 1 million times.Stanton has posted stories and photos from the Pediatrics Department of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. As he did for his othe ... Read full biography

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781250114297
ISBN10: 1250114292
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Illustrations: Includes four-color printed endpapers and color photographs throughout
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 448
Book Weight: 1633
Book Dimensions: 213x254x33
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Publication date: Oct. 6, 2020
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Publication City/Country: New York

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