Fifty days. 10 countries. 25,000 miles. The numbers attached to photographer Brandon Stanton's recent United Nations-sponsored "world tour" were ambitious, but not any more so than his ultimate goal: to document the human stories so often missing from global headlines.
The global reach of the project was a significant change in scope for Stanton, who on his photoblog Humans of New York pairs street portraits of the city dwellers he encounters with snippets of their stories. He turned the popular site into a New York Times best-selling book in 2013.