12 Portraits From HONY That Capture Touching Connections

Stunning portraits that show humanity connected.

Nov 27, 2015
Special Collections: CONNECTING HEARTS
Portrait from Humans of New York

Humans of New York, or HONY as most know it, is renowned for capturing the special spark in everyday residents of New York. Alongside their portraits, the subjects of the collection tell stories of triumph and strife, strength and courage, joy and sadness. Many of these stories embody a similar theme: personal connections formed when people find a common ground. Whether it’s between a father and daughter, a priest and an atheist, or a teacher and his students, these 12 inspirational portraits capture what brings us together.

1. THIS FATHER WHO UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE OF HUMILITY

 

“My daughter’s greatest quality is her humility. She tries hard to not classify people in her mind. I’ve always tried...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, May 18, 2015

2. THIS MAN WHO’S ON A JOURNEY TO FIND A CONNECTION

 

"I'm trying to find people on my wavelength."

Posted by Humans of New York on Friday, May 15, 2015

3. THIS TEACHER WHO WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO BOND WITH HIS STUDENTS

 

“My students like pro wrestling, so I try to keep up with it so I can talk to them. And if there’s a new video game...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, May 11, 2015

4. THIS FATHER WHO’S LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIS DAUGHTER

 

"I'm learning the cries right now. Different cries mean different things. There's the bird cry, which sounds like a...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, May 3, 2015

5. THE PRIEST AND ATHEIST DRAWN TOGETHER BY A DESIRE TO HELP

 

“This is the man who inspired us to begin helping refugees. We met Father Stratis back in 2008, when refugees began...

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, October 1, 2015

6. THIS YOUNG MAN WHO’S LEARNING WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A CONNECTION

 

“I first met her in church last October. I wanted to talk to her for months but I was too nervous. I’d never gone on a...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7. THIS MAN WHO HELPS BECAUSE HE ‘KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE’

 

“My father was a farmer and we had eight siblings. I went to Australia when I was fifteen because my family didn’t have...

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

8. THIS  FAMILY WHO FOUND A COMMON GROUND

 

“Everyone here has been very nice to us. When we got to the beach, there were people there who gave us food and a hug. A...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9. THIS COUPLE WHO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON

 

“We were married in the traditional way. Our two families knew each other, so a meeting was arranged. We’d never met. ...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, August 30, 2015

10. THIS KOREAN WOMAN AND HER SICILIAN NEIGHBOR

 

"I had a nanny named Carmela Geribelli. She was a Sicilian woman who lived across the hall from me at my apartment...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

11. THIS WOMAN WHO PRACTICES ACCEPTANCE

 

“I grew up very religious, and I was taught to think that people with alternative lifestyles were just ‘confused.’ But...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

12. THIS MOTHER DAUGHTER DUO WHO CONNECT OVER GIRLHOOD

 

“She keeps my spirit from getting heavy because she's always bringing out the little girl out in me. She’s always getting me to skip, or jump, or do jumping jacks, or laugh at silly jokes.”

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, June 20, 2015
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