copyright human of New York, Brandon Stanton

THE THEME: Portrait inspired by the “Humans of New York”project

PICZ gives you the opportunity to fight your shyness and get inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton, better known to be the photographer behind the “Humans of New York” project.

Humans of New York (HONY) is originally a photoblog that gathers portraits and short interviews of people taken in New York City streets.

The popularity of the site transformed the original project that aimed at putting faces on the different neighborhoods of New York City, into an amazingly popular blog and social media phenomena, gathering today more than 2million followers

Brandon Stanton is still the eye behind the HONY project but he extended his concept and worked abroad taking portrait in more than 200 countries. His books are best sellers.

His original project was however simple: take pictures of the people who make New York and show that it is only a mosaic of what could be seen as meaningless details that makes the City.

Today PICZ is challenging you and is asking to follow the same philosophy. Get your camera ready, make sure you put the switch of your social skills to ON and go out finding characters and stories next to you. Something interesting lies in anyone around you if you know how to look.


  • Free for Piczmembers
  • 5CHF for non-member – Payment Link
  • 3 pictures / per participants


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