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Humans of New York

Adrian Patenaude

One of my favorite things on the Internet these days is Humans of New York, a street photography project by Brandon Stanton. Through the simple pairing of portraits and interviews, HONY provides a beautiful example of the power of storytelling. It's a celebration of each person's unique experience and inherent value as a human being.

Brandon has actually taken his project to Iraq for the moment in partnership with the UN, and the resulting stories are incredible. As always, he's capturing the humor, pain, intelligence and passion of everyone he meets. I've included a few to give you a taste, but please, do yourself a favor and start following HONY on Facebook or Tumblr.

“We live in a very conservative culture, but I want my children to be open minded. I try to bring them to as many places as possible: big malls, art galleries, concerts. We want them to see as many types of people as possible, and as many types of ideas as possible.” (Erbil, Iraq)

“We live in a very conservative culture, but I want my children to be open minded. I try to bring them to as many places as possible: big malls, art galleries, concerts. We want them to see as many types of people as possible, and as many types of ideas as possible.” (Erbil, Iraq)

“My parents were captured when I was sixteen. They both died in prison.” “What do you remember about the day they were taken?” “I’m sorry. I don’t think I can do this. Can we stop?” (Shaqlawa, Iraq)

“I’m a student. My parents didn’t want me sitting around the house all summer, so they made me be a shepherd.” (Kalak, Iraq)

“I’m a student. My parents didn’t want me sitting around the house all summer, so they made me be a shepherd.” (Kalak, Iraq)