Brandon Stanton, Photographer and Creator of the Popular “Humans of New York,” to Open 2017-18 Leadership Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 26

Brandon Stanton’s gift of uncovering the stories behind the “Humans of New York” has made him an online phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers. As founder of the popular street portrait blog, he powerfully illustrates the value of sharing personal experiences. He will open UNCW’s 2017-18 Leadership Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Burney Center.

Stanton’s work has spawned two best-selling books, Humans of New York, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and Humans of New York: Stories, released in 2015. On stage, he candidly shares his own personal story and the perspective he has gained since embarking on the journey to help others tell their own stories. Listeners take away a renewed appreciation for the power of one person and one idea to inspire millions and encouragement to contribute to the good of the world.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNCW Department of Communication Studies, Sociology and Criminology, the Counseling Center, Centro Hispano, Student Government Association, the Association for Campus Entertainment, Student Media and the Office of International Programs.

The event is free to all UNCW students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for those with a Military I.D. Tickets are available the evening of the event in the Burney Lobby or can be purchased in advance at Sharky's Box Office and Game Room or online.