PICZ gave you the opportunity to fight your shyness and get inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton, better known to be the photographer behind the “Humans of New York” project.
Humans of New York (HONY) is originally a photoblog that gathers portraits and short interviews of people taken in New York City streets.
The popularity of the site transformed the original project that aimed at putting faces on the different neighborhoods of New York City, into an amazingly popular blog and social media phenomena, gathering today more than 2million followers
Brandon Stanton is still the eye behind the HONY project but he extended his concept and worked abroad taking portrait in more than 200 countries. His books are best sellers.
His original project was however simple: take pictures of the people who make New York and show that it is only a mosaic of what could be seen as meaningless details that makes the City.
This quarter, PICZ challenged you and asked to follow the same philosophy while switching your social skills to ON and finding characters and stories to tell us.
The winning pictures
This quarter the public and the jury decided to give the prize to the same picture
Title: Un Vaquero, Bolivia by Anto Z.
– I just double my wealth!
– How come?
– I had one cow. Now I have two. Blessed be the Lord