Brandon Stanon headed to New York with just two suitcases and did nothing but take photos for six straight months. No one noticed. That is, until he started sharing his images. The creator behind Humans of New York, Stanon now has 2.8 million followers and counting and recently published a book of his images. Stanon goes beyond just snapping portraits of random strangers, however, he shares their stories.

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