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Humans of New York

Humans of New York (HONY) is a photoblog and book that features street portraits and interviews collected on the streets of New York City. Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York has developed a large following through social media. The blog had over 18 million followers on Facebook and around 6.2 million followers on Instagram . , the book had spent 31 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. Hundreds of "Humans of" blogs have since been developed by people in different cities around the world influenced by HONY. In March 2016, Stanton wrote an open letter to Donald Trump that went viral on Facebook, garnering over 2.3 million likes and over 1.1 million shares, making it one of the most-shared posts in the history of Facebook.

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