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Brandon Stanton, April 19, 2017, January 13, 2020

 File — Box: 10, Item: DVD 11-6-1392-117-BD
Identifier: I

Scope and Contents

Contains digital video of photographer Brandon Stanton's appearance on April 19, 2017 in Alumni Arena as part of the 2016-2017 Distinguished Speakers Series.

Introduction to the event and the speaker by Student Association President, Matthew Rivera, (00:21) followed by Brandon Stanton’s speech (04:35). Includes a slideshow not visible on the video recording. Speech topics include: before “Humans of New York” (05:00), picking up photography (12:30), moving to New York City (20:00), interviewing strangers (27:00), asking people what is challenging them (38:00), Best part of doing this work (46:00), and a short video with interviews (50:40). Speech followed by a question and answer session moderated on stage by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Andy Stott and moderated on the floor by Director of the Office of Communications, Tess Morrisey (1:00:36). Questions include: How do you combat the “Fear of Missing Out” social media style? (1:02:38); Do people ever take your directness badly? (1:05:00); Do you develop certain verbal cues? (1:07:45); What did you ask Hillary Clinton? (1:09:45); Of the people who say yes, which questions are the most difficult to ask? (1:11:40); Do you ever keep in touch with people you interview? (1:14:00); How has it affected your own personal relationships? (1:15:25); Was there anything within you that did want to take advantage of these people? (1:17:35); Can you tell us about your comment about the recent presidential election? (1:21:00); And was that a difficult space to be in? (1:23:05); What has been your favorite place to visit? (1:25:25); How do deal with those distressing narratives in your day to day life? (1:27:25); What do you hope to achieve? (1:31:35). Video ends (1:33:40).


  • April 19, 2017
  • Migrated: January 13, 2020


Conditions Governing Access

The recording of the Distinguished Speaker Series event with Brandon Stanton, April 19, 2017 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.


0.480 Gigabytes (1 file (1:33:40 hours))

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DVD 11-6-1392-117-BD

Processing Information

Digital files created by William Regan and the Office of Special Events were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including compact discs and digital optical discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. Some folder titles and file titles were altered to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.

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