CJ's Blog

Blog > CJ's Blog > Humans of Austin

Humans of Austin

Austin, Texas, one story at a time

I’ve been inspired by the Facebook Page called “Humans of New York”. Basically, it’s a collection of photographs and quotes from people all over the city. The founder, Brandon, describes why he started the project:

"I started HONY because I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of New York City's inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I'd include quotes and short stories from their lives".

It’s insightful, empowering and beautiful. Now, I’d like to give you “Humans of Austin”. 

Check out the gallery below and read each of their stories (on the right). I will continue to add people as my journeys continue. 


Humans of Austin

1 of 15
Photo by: 
“There are so many more opportunities here than from where I came from. Things were much harder back home. My family still struggles to get by. I always think back to the day my father said to me 'son, you must get out of here (Sandusky, Ohio) or you will never leave. You will be stuck here [in the factory] like the rest us'. Ohioans are a proud people and...

T he City voted to allow the name change of a road named for a Confederate general . The board voted eight in...
Men are amazing, aren’t they *says in white knight fashion* ? Thousands of private conversations have made their...
I went to the competition’s concert and crowd surfed. Like a champ (well, an idiot). As the Emmis Austin Radio’s...
Over a year ago, legendary front man for Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, came by the KLBJ studios with his new project,...
It's not easy dealing with people at work. There's the DeVry educated middle manager who is always on your ass...