Here is New York

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Cover of Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s PressCover of Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s Press

If you spend any time at all on social media, you will be familiar with the panoply of portraits that make up the viral phenomenon that is Humans of New York. Brandon Stanton, a former bond trader in Chicago, lost his job, moved to New York, and began taking photographs of this fair city’s citizens.  At some point, he began talking to his subjects and collecting anecdotes and quotes, which he included along with the portraits on his blog. Humans of New York (HONY) has some 1 million followers on Facebook and Tumblr, and now, a book, Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s Press.  Touching, funny, fashionable, weird and wonderful, here is New York.