The idea is so simple – walking the streets of New York, asking random people for a photo. Brandon Stanton, after losing his job as a bond trader, decided to move to New York. His goal was to take a photographic census of 10,000 people, but once he started on his mission and heard the stories of the people he was meeting, he changed his intentions. Now with 1.7 million likes on Facebook, Humans of New York, or HONY, has taken the world by storm. There has been a wildfire effect – other photographers now cover Boston, Tehran, and even San Francisco. Some high schools also picked up the idea and SMHS may be coming out with a gallery through the Journalism class. The pictures on this page really do speak for themselves. Check it out! Be inspired!