Brandon Stanton uses his camera to inspire empathy and improve the world, photo by photo. As the creator of Humans of New York, he’s spent the last several years capturing the complex and beautiful stories of strangers in New York City and across the globe. (And if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve wept over at least one of his photo stories. Don’t lie.)
Here are five things you probably didn’t know about this camera-wielding Webby Judge.