A significant number of my students love Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project. And I’ll admit I dip into it from time to time, as well.
But something about it never felt quite right. Daniel D’Addario has a piece up at Gawker that gets to the issue, I think – it’s the lack of depth, a skimming of the people, that has troubled me. These are fascinating slices of life, but that’s all they are – little, tiny, controlled slices.