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Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-20 22:15

“My older brother was my hero growing up. Everyone called him ‘Jise.’ He was this hip-hop dude. People loved him, especially the girls. Everyone knew when he walked into a room. I was the opposite. I blended into the crowd. I was quiet. I made straight A’s. I liked comic books and action ...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-16 18:32

“My English is not good. Spoken English is very difficult. But I want to study at Columbia so I am trying to improve. I decided to come to America because of Forrest Gump. I’ve watched the movie five times. I like Forrest very much. Forrest is very simple. He picks one thing, and he keeps g...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-14 22:45

“My mother wasn’t the best person in the world. She was hooked on heroin for most of my life. She sold our childhood home for drug money. She left me alone to raise my brother and disabled nephew. I used to wake up every night to feed him and change his diapers. I supported us all on the $5.1...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-13 18:06

“Graduation weekend was a nightmare. My parents haven’t spoken to each other since my dad had an affair. Yet they both wanted to come to the ceremony. So we spent the whole weekend together. Except they didn’t speak a word to each other. It was ninety percent silence and ten percent me talking ...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-05 22:38

“I lost my job last week. I was there for six years. It was the first job I’ve ever lost. It’s hard not to take it personally when someone tells you that you’re not needed. There were ten people on my team, and I’m the one they chose. So my mind has been running through all the possible thing...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-06-01 22:45

“I don’t think I’m going to miss eighth grade. It’s been a tough year. A lot of my friends are struggling with depression and self-harm, and it’s hard for me to watch. I just care about them so much. Growing up is so hard for some people. It’s such a big thing. It’s your foundation, I gues...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-05-30 23:24

“I grew up in an abusive household where I never got any approval. I always felt unattractive and gross. But everything changed the first time I walked into a gay club. Everyone turned to look at me. I was the newest thing. I felt like I could have anyone I wanted. It was the first time in my...

Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser Update - Humans of New York 2017-05-26 16:32

It's been about a year since we raised nearly $4 million for the Pediatrics Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To mark this anniversary, MSK put together a short video featuring updates on several of the children that were profiled. It's wonderful to see how far they've come.

Humans of New York Photo 2017-05-24 00:36

“I’m driving to pay off my student debts. I had to start college late because my father had a stroke shortly after I graduated high school. He couldn’t afford to stop working. So I worked in a fried chicken restaurant seven days a week while he recovered. When he first came home from the hospital...

Humans of New York Photo 2017-05-18 19:45

“I’m turning thirty in July. And I’m still working out a lot of childish things in my dating life. I’m learning how to communicate. I’m learning to ask myself: ‘What do I want?’ instead of ‘What can I take?’ I’m learning that another person can never ‘complete me.’ And I’m learning that i...
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British Museum Photo 2017-06-27 11:38

Our groundbreaking #Hokusai documentary will be on BBC Four tonight at 21.00 GMT! Tune in to get close to beautiful prints and paintings, and discover the life and times of Japan’s greatest artist. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08w9lv6 See these works in our special exhibition. Book tickets now – availability from 7 July: http://ow.ly/4m4V30cVtFf Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Amida waterfall, deep beyond the Kiso highway. Colour woodblock, 1833. On loan from the Tōyō Bunko, Tokyo. On display from 7 July – 13 August.

National Gallery of Art Photo 2017-06-26 17:24

The sea began to assume a role in Winslow Homer’s paintings as early as 1873, when he spent the summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Let your eye wander over "Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)," painted during the country's centennial year. Here, a catboat bearing the name "Gloucester" turns toward home in late afternoon. The day’s catch of fish is carefully stowed in its cockpit. A brisk breeze raises whitecaps, fills the mainsail, and heels the boat over until its port rail is awash. Counteracting the wind, a fisherman and three boys throw their weight to the starboard side. On the horizon, a gull circles over a two-masted schooner. What else do you notice? Winslow Homer, "Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)," 1873-1876, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. L. and May T. Mellon Foundation