though this is not exactly news to anyone:
humans of new york is the photo-blog project of brandon stanton, active since 2010. the approach of hony gained huge popularity on social media for its simplicity and purity. stanton takes portraits of people on the streets and includes some pertinent segment of the conversation he has with them. this marriage of image and idea won the hearts of millions and has seen the style mimicked from la to istanbul.
a warm and empathetic project about connection in the age of the disconnect
favela painting: a community art project in the slums of rio de janeiro spearheaded by two dutch artists haas&hahn.
before i die... a community art project started by artist candy chang. she painted a wall in her neighbourhood with blackboard paint and left the stenciled message 'before i die' as a jumping off point for people to write their own motivations in life. this project has served as an interesting and inspiring focal point for communities to consider their purpose.