Brandon Stanton is an American photographer and blogger, most known for his photo blog, Humans of New York (HONY), started in 2010. The blog features street portraits of people in New York City, along with snippets of conversations. In October 2013, his first book, Humans of New York was released, it soon became a bestseller. By January 2014, his blog had 2.55 million followers on Facebook and around 400,000 on Tumblr.

In May 2013, HONY won the 2013 Webby Award’s People’s Voice award in the “Best Use of Photography” category.