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"Why are you photographing homeless people?""I'm not. I'm photographing friendship."

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

“Why are you photographing homeless people?”
“I’m not. I’m photographing friendship.”

1. A humane perspective on love and friendship through the eyes of people tragically enduring homelessness. This photo truly reflects the value of love through happiness. It should give us the opportunity to be thankful for our friendships ahead of any other material possession. Truly inspiring.


"So do you do a different color every day?""No, I used to go through different stages. But then I found that I was happiest when I was green, so I've been green for 15 years."

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, December 11, 2011


2. This image reminds us of the free spirit, an expressive, daring, and affirmative look into the appearance of a woman who dares to be unique. A beacon of individuality.


"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. …

Posted by Humans of New York on Friday, July 4, 2014


3. A compassionate account of humanity, goes into the words of this lovely woman. This image expressively advocates the need to eliminate competition from the mind of a child, in order for him to delve into the realms of creativity.

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I'm…

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, July 16, 2014


4. Simply moving, an image that speaks of the unfairness of society, and how we are all truly good people, regardless of circumstances, upbringing, and ideals.

Reference: Humans of New York

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