Humans of New York founder to speak at Syracuse University in March

Kiran Ramsey | Digital Design Editor

Brandon Stanton will speak in Goldstein Auditorium, located inside the Schine Student Center, in March.

The founder of the blog Humans of New York will speak at Syracuse University in March, University Union announced Sunday night in conjunction with University Lectures.

Brandon Stanton, who started the blog in 2010, will speak in Goldstein Auditorium on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in February and more details will be available at the beginning of the spring semester, according to a University Union press release.

Humans of New York features portraits and interviews with people on the streets of New York City and has become popular in recent years. The portraits are typically accompanied by a quote from the person featured in the photograph.

The blog has more than 17 million Facebook followers and more than 5 million on Instagram.

In addition to New York City, Stanton has taken portraits in a number of other countries, including Iraq, Kenya and South Sudan. He also interviewed United States President Barack Obama in 2015 inside the White House’s Oval Office.

Stanton has also published two books based on the blog. The first book, “Humans of New York,” was published in 2013 while the second, “Humans of New York: Stories,” was released in 2015. Both made The New York Times bestseller list.


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