Humans of New York founder at UAlbany

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Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton -- the founder of the popular Humans of New York photography project -- will be at UAlbany October 8 for a talk. The event is free and will be open to the public, though priority will be given to students, alumni, and their families and friends.

Humans of New York has become very popular since it started in 2010, thanks in part to a huge following on Facebook. And it got another boost of attention this past week when it featured Hillary Clinton.

From the about page for Humans of New York:

The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city's inhabitants.
Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I'd include quotes and short stories from their lives.
Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over twenty million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.

The UAlbany event is Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm in SEFCU Arena. Registration is currently via the university's homecoming events registration, which is open to alums, current students, faculty/staff, and friends and family.

A UAlbany spokesperson told us there will be a registration for the general public later on. And it sounds like there should be plenty of room -- SEFCU arena sits 4,000 people for an event like this. That said, HONY is popular, so if you're interested in going, registering earlier rather than later is a good idea.

photo via Humans of New York Twitter

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