Humans of New York to come to Pakistan in August

Published: July 30, 2015
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Brandon Stanton PHOTO: AFP

Brandon Stanton PHOTO: AFP

Popular photo blog Humans of New York (HONY) will be coming to Pakistan in August, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog announced in a Facebook post.

“Continuing in the tradition of last summer, I’m going to be travelling during the month of August and posting stories from overseas. Only this time I’ll be visiting two countries instead of trying to span the world, because that was exhausting, and it also caused my poor senile dog to forget my existence. The first stop is Pakistan. Hope you enjoy,” Stanton said.

HONY, which shares pictures and stories of ordinary people, has a huge fan following in Pakistan as well as the rest of the world with over 14.2 million followers on Facebook and over 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

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Previously, Stanton visited India during a 50-day world tour. In 2014, he promised to visit Pakistan and said, “Pakistan was near the top of my list of places I wanted to go– but the visa didn’t come through in time.”

He had added, “Just know that I have my heart set on a future visit.”

Stanton is known for strolling the streets of New York, taking people’s pictures and interviewing them about their lives.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Liberal
    Jul 30, 2015 - 2:18PM

    There is a Humans of Pakistan page on FB inspired by HONY.Recommend

  • hope
    Jul 30, 2015 - 2:38PM

    Welcome Welcome Welcome Brandon :)Recommend

  • Qasim
    Jul 30, 2015 - 2:51PM

    He’s quite talented – I hope he has a great time in Pakistan!Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Jul 30, 2015 - 3:01PM

    YES!YES!YES!YES!YES! FINALLY, we here in Pakistan love HONY and we even have our own ultra popular version of it, Humans of Pakistan. Have a blessed stay, and we hope you can leave with a better image of Pakistan and spread it with your influential page.Recommend

  • citizen26
    Jul 30, 2015 - 3:08PM

    Welcome to Pakistan!Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 30, 2015 - 3:23PM

    Welcom to PakistanRecommend

  • Meerab
    Jul 30, 2015 - 4:05PM

    Welcome to the land of people with beautiful hearts and pure souls, hope you will enjoy the hospitality of Pakistanis and have a great time hereRecommend

  • Chachoo
    Jul 30, 2015 - 5:33PM

    Kindly give him full security service. This is a great opportunity but at the same time many enemies could harm him to ruin our reputation. RAW and Afghan intelligence agency have sabotage units that are aimed at the maiming the reputation of their neighbors. So beware and give him as much security on his visit as possible. Recommend

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