The founder of popular blog and best selling book Humans of New York will be in Fayetteville next month.
Brandon Stanton, an out-of-work bond trader and part-time photographer who began collecting stories and images from hundreds of individuals he encountered in New York City and turned it into a world-wide social media phenomenon, will speak as part of the UA’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 at Bud Walton Arena.
Stanton will tell his own story this time, from his original idea to take photos of 10,000 New Yorkers and plot them on a map, to what became one of the most followed accounts on social media in a relatively short amount of time.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is a student-sponsored program at the University of Arkansas, paid for by a student-approved fee. Recent speakers include Bill Nye, Daymond John and Abby Wambach.
Stanton’s talk at the UA on Oct. 3 is free to attend and open to the public. No tickets are required, and admission and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about Stanton, visit humansofnewyork.org.