Brandon Stanton graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in History. He traded bonds in Chicago for three years, before losing his job and moving to New York. In November of 2010, he started the photography blog Humans of New York. Today HONY is followed by over 500,000 people, and is the fastest growing Arts and Humanities page on Facebook.
This speech was given at TEDxColumbiaCollege in November of 2012, on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.