As an aspiring photographer myself, I found that Brandon, the photographer behind Humans of New York (HONY) is not only inspiring but the photos he takes and the beauty that he captures is truly inspirational. Have you ever seen Brandon's work? Have you ever taken a look at his Facebook page or even looked at humansofnewyork.com? Well, I'll give you a sneak peek into what makes HONY an amazing project and share some of my favorite and most inspirational stories that Brandon has captured!
1. Mott Hall Bridges Academy
“Who’s influenced you the most in your life?”
“My principal, Ms. Lopez.”
“How has she influenced you?”
“When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. And one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter.”
This story really, really got me. Just one picture Brandon took and over a million dollars was raised for education for Mott Hall Bridges Academy. Read up on the aftermath here: humansofnewyork.com