A few months ago a friend alerted me to a Tumblr (it’s a particular type of photo-based blog-style web site, for those of you who may be uninitiated) called Humans of New York. My first thought was, "what a nice collection of street portraits of people in New York City." But now, after several weeks of daily viewing, I’m realizing that not only is the site’s founder and photographer Brandon Stanton a tremendous photographer, but his site is a downright amazing work of art and documentary all rolled into one. Put it in your reading list and check it out every day. You’ll be thankful that you did.