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Maria Khan

Director of Outeach, TEDxUCIrvine

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Do you agree that Brandon, photographer of HONY (Humans of New York) needs to give a TED talk?

Humans of New York is photography blog which makes millions of people around the world smile everyday.

Brandon Stanton, a young photographer back in 2010 started a blog where he went around New York, asked random strangers questions such as "What was the happiest moment of your life?" "What's one advice you would want to give to a big group of people?" and takes a portrait of them to post on his blog. Today he has millions of followers and I personally have learned so much from people I have not met by keeping up with this blog.

It's a unique blog but an even more unique self-made job! Check it out http://www.humansofnewyork.com/about and the Facebook as well where a lot of interaction occurs https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork

Would you too love to hear what Brandon has learned from talking to so many strangers?
Is there anyone else who you think deserves a spot on the TED platform?


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  • Aug 5 2013: I would love to see a Ted Talk from HONY! I appreciate his work, he inspires people to see each other's unique struggles. There should be a HONY in every city.

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