“With a combination of disarming folksiness and passable — though admittedly inexpert — photography skills, Mr. Stanton has achieved one of the most unlikely success stories in a city filled with them.” — New York Times
“The strength of his work is the range of perspectives and experiences he captures..” — Publishers Weekly
In this multimedia look behind his viral blog BRANDON STANTON, creator and author of Humans of New York, candidly shares his own personal story and the perspective he has gained since embarking on his journey to help others tell theirs. The audience will take away a renewed appreciation for the power of one person and one idea to inspire millions, and encouragement to be a force for good and contribute something meaningful to the world.
About the artist:
Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of the popular website Humans of New York, shares his journey of personal growth and discovery, and uncovers the stories behind the stories it features, powerfully illustrating the value of sharing your experiences.
As the founder of the street portrait blog, Humans of New York, Brandon has emerged as a worldwide Internet phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers. With millions of social media followers, his individual story, like those on HONY, illustrates the power of the Internet, the value of storytelling, and our desire to remain connected with real people in a tech-driven world.
Brandon’s gift for storytelling has since spawned two best-selling books, Humans of New York, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and Humans of New York: Stories, released in 2015. On stage, he candidly shares his own personal story, and the perspective he has gained since embarking on his journey to help others tell theirs. Listeners take away a renewed appreciation for the power of one person and one idea to inspire millions, and encouragement to be a force for good and contribute something meaningful to the world.
Presented by NWAA, KNKX 88.5fm and The Stranger.
VIP TICKET & RECEPTION: VIP Seating in the first three rows, center orchestra, will include admission to a private meet-and-greet with Brandon in the Grand Lobby's Promenade immediately prior to the event.