Brandon Stanton is known as the photographer of the popular blog Humans of New York, in which he goes around the city of New York taking pictures and having conversations with people and then posting it on his blog. Stanton met thirteen-year-old Vidal Chastanet in Brooklyn where he told him about his school Mott Bridges Academy. This inspired Stanton to profile the school on his website and create an online campaign to raise money for the school. The campaign was to fulfill the principal’s goal of funding a class trip to Harvard and has already raised more than $1 million. Stanton, Vidal, and his principal were invited to the White House last week to meet President Obama.
Contributor: Laissa Alexis