Sunday, November 1, 2015
"Humans of New York - Stories" by Brandon Stanton (2015)
Here’s a book about New Yorkers told through photographs. Each photo is accompanied by a story about the subject. These snapshots of life go beyond the visual. Beyond every picture telling a story; or even that each photo is worth a thousand words; there is a truth which only words can communicate.
Sometimes the words serve to bolster the story; but at other times they are seemingly at odds with what you see. That’s what makes this book so compelling; each page is a new adventure into the life of someone.
Look around you on the subway; we know these people. Actually, we are these people.