30 Under 30: UGA Alum Brandon Stanton: Humans of New York
You’d be hard pressed to find Brandon Stanton, the brain behind storytelling blog turned New York Times bestseller, “Humans of New York,” without a camera in his hands. He needs it for the 5 to 6 portraits he takes each day and posts for his thousands of social media fans and website visitors to see. Stanton turned to photography full time after being laid off from his job as a Chicago bond trader in 2010. He took a chance on an idea he had to take 10,000 portraits of people around New York City and plot them on a map like a census of the metropolitan area. The resulting project has turned into something larger than he ever could have expected. Stanton’s photos are being imitated all over the world (see Humans of India, Humans of Tehran, Humans of Bronx Science and Humans of LaGuardia), and the 29-year-old is garnering major media attention for his capsules of a moment in time.
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In the end, football is just a small part of life. It’s the game. Twenty years from now, no one’s gonna remember the scores of certain games, the wins and losses. I think they’ll remember the people that have had an impact.
Nothing gives me warm fuzzy feelings quite like the University of Georgia.
And let me just say that this year’s video guy is really tapping into some Friday Night Lights level of emotion. I hope UGA keeps him around for a long time.
There’s really nothing quite like UGA.