Brandon Stanton

Posted On September 21, 2015
Categories News 2015

ATLANTA, GA, September 17, 2015 — Spotlight Programs Board at Georgia State University will open its 2015-2016 Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, September 21, 2015 with Brandon Stanton, creator and photographer behind the Humans of New York blog and books. Stanton is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history.

Georgia State University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the free event, which will take place at 3 p.m., September 21 in the Student Center East Ballroom. Seating is limited, and doors will open at 2 p.m. Guests outside of the Georgia State community will be admitted on a standby basis if space permits.

Students, faculty and staff will need a valid Panther ID to attend the event, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no ticket purchase or other requirement for admission.

Stanton will discuss the Humans of New York project, which currently has 14 million followers on its Facebook page, the fastest-growing arts and humanities page on Facebook. The Humans of New York project began in 2010, after Stanton lost his job and moved from Chicago to New York. After his move, Stanton began photographing New York citizens with the intention of creating a catalog to showcase New York City’s inhabitants.

After several months, the project began taking on a new form with Stanton collecting quotes and short stories from those he photographed. The expanded Humans of New York project showcases the stories and lives of strangers living in New York City.

For details about this event, please vist Spotlight.