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Humans of Humanities

Images of people in Humanities
Capturing the everyday life of students and staff within the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester

You are invited to take part in the 'Humans of Humanities' project, capturing the everyday life of students and staff within the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester.

Project overview

  • Participating photographers are tasked with capturing 'street style' photography. The project is inspired by the 'Humans of New York project' created by American photographer Brandon Stanton (
  • Each image should be complemented by a caption, based on a short conversation with the person featured in the image
  • The subject of each image should be centred around the Faculty of Humanities
  • Photographers must obtain a signed image release form (either before or after capturing the shot)
  • Photographers will be credited fully for any images selected
  • Images will be submitted on a voluntary basis and no fee will be paid
  • There is no limit to the number of images that can be submitted for consideration
  • All images selected, will be published on the 'Humans of Humanities' social media channels (see below)
  • The project will run between January-June 2016
  • The project will culminate in June 2016 with an exhibition of the photographs selected
  • Register your interest to take part by emailing: before Monday, 29 February 2016

Why get involved?

  • The project will offer you an opportunity to gain and showcase your photography skills
  • You will build a creative photography portfolio
  • You could see your work displayed on campus in the 'Humans of Humanities' exhibition


To create an online gallery of 'portraits and captions' which provide an insight into the lives of people associated with the Faculty of Humanities

Images should feature people associated with the Faculty of Humanities, made up of the following schools:

Further information

You can view the collection of images captured last year online: