Humans of New York began as one man’s effort to construct a photographic census of the city of New York. Over three thousand street portraits have been gathered toward this purpose. As they are collected, the portraits are plotted on an interactive map of the city. Though hundreds of portraits have been gathered from all five boroughs, only Manhattan is currently viewable. The remaining boroughs will be added as they are filled in.
Along the way, Humans of New York has grown into a vibrant blog. Every day new photos are added of people from every neighborhood. Taken together, these portraits cover the entire spectrum of New York’s population. The site also contains a collection of stories written about the project’s most fascinating subjects. HONY is constantly evolving. Feel free to follow along. If you wish to participate, Humans of New York has a very active Facebook group where the most recent content is discussed.