Humans of New York is one photographer's project to create a photographic census of the city.

One man, over three thousand photographs, 8 million New Yorkers. That's what photographer Brandon Stanton works with as he undertakes his huge project to create a photo census of America's most populous city.

Capturing people in their everyday lives is something the real census could never do. Getting ‘that moment' and engaging with them and having occasional adventures as well is just part and parcel of Brandon's Humans of New York project.

Brandon's street photographs are plotted to an interactive map (although only available for Manhattan for now) and accompany blog posts that chronicle the stories and unexpected experiences the photographer shares with his subjects.

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