A minha coisa preferida na internet hoje

A minha coisa preferida na internet hoje é o Humans of New York. Já conhecia o projeto do fotógrafo Brandon Stanton há um tempo, mas foi só quando comecei a seguir o perfil dele no Instagram que me apaixonei de verdade.

Todos os dias ele publica retratos dos habitantes de um dos meus lugares preferidos no mundo. E não segue um padrão. Mistura perguntas diferentes para cada entrevistado com cenas que ele vê em Chinatown, na Grand Central.

As perguntas variam: você lembra o momento mais feliz da sua vida? Qual é o seu grande desafio hoje? Qual é a parte mais difícil de fazer o que você faz?

As respostas são tão diretas que geram identificação enorme. E acho isso tão poderoso! Parece que a gente cresce toda vez que se conecta com pessoas que têm histórias diferentes das nossas, mas que no fundo nos lembram muito do que já passamos também.

O que Brandon quer com o projeto, ele diz neste vídeo, é cultivar uma cultura positiva, de celebração. E ele consegue fazer isso de forma brilhante, simplesmente porque tem a capacidade de fazer as pessoas abrirem seus corações e captar exatamente os trechos mais impactantes das respostas de cada um.

Para deixar seus dias mais bonitos, sigam o Humans of NY no Instagram > @humansofny

Humans of NY 1

"I'm around eighty years old. I'm not going to say exactly how old because my friends might see this. But the important thing is to keep moving! I just got back from Carnegie Hall, and yesterday I swam a quarter mile. But that's nothing. Two years ago I was in Syria when Egypt blew up."

Humans of NY 2

"At first we kept saying: 'We're going to beat it. We're going to beat it.' Then after awhile we began to realize that we might not beat it. Then toward the end, it became clear that we definitely weren't going to beat it. That's when she started telling me that she wanted me to move on and find happiness with somebody else. But I'm not quite there yet. Not long ago a noise woke me up in the middle of the night, and I rolled over to ask if she needed anything."

Humans of NY 3

"My parents have always been very dismissive of depression in other people. So I'm afraid to tell them that I think I'm getting depressed."

Humans of NY 4

"My wife is in the hospital right now with double pneumonia. Her kidneys failed on Wednesday, and she can't talk anymore. But I know she can hear me. I go in every day and talk into her ear." "How did you meet her?" "I was sitting on the stoop just like this. It was 1960. I was fourteen and just sitting on the stoop of my house, and this bodacious girl came up. Big legs, big thighs, and jeans so tight that I didn't know how she was walking down the road. She came right up and sat on my lap and didn't leave until the sun went down. A few years later we had a kid. And I stayed with her. It wasn't always great but I stayed with her."

 

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