Jewish 'Humans of New York'

Photographic Sweep of the City Includes Members of Tribe

Seen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Brandon Stanton
Seen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

By Anna Goldenberg

Published October 25, 2013.

For the past three years, Brandon Stanton, 29, has spent several hours every day roaming through New York City and taking pictures — of strangers. Stanton posts them on his Facebook page, which currently boasts well over a million followers. He often adds witty captions which stem from conversations with the people he photographs. The Forward asked Stanton, whose first book “Humans of New York” was published last week, for a selection of photos representing the Jews of New York.

All photos and captions courtesy of Brandon Stanton.

Good news, everyone! All remaining mysteries of the universe were solved yesterday afternoon.


“I’m going to Israel next week.” - “Are you Jewish?” - “I am.” - “Jewish and what?” - “Jewish and German, Iraqi, African, Irish, Portuguese, French, Cherokee, Lenape and Blackfoot.”


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