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'Humans of New York' Takes on the Airport

September 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM | by | ()

Humans of New York, the photography project with nearly 10 million Facebook fans, 1.6 million Instagram followers, and a bestselling book, went international this season. The man behind HONY, Brandon Stanton, headed out with UNICEF on a 50-day trip through 10 countries, designed to apply his style to a broader (and certainly more war-torn) base.

HONY also has another current international connection, as KLM has been inspired enough to adapt the Humans of New York style in the creation of their "Citizens of the Airport" (COTA) series. Through portraits and small interviews, the airline gets up close with individual travelers at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport to learn a little of their life around each particular journey.

KLM launched COTA on their blog on July 1, with a literal and figurative image of long-distance love. Since then, COTA has only gone deeper, often touching the philosophical side of their passengers. Our favorite is a different sort of love story.

View the entire Citizens of the Airport series from KLM on their official blog, and be ready with a reply and a smile should one of KLM's social media whippersnappers sidle up next to you during your next Schiphol layover.

[Photo: KLM]

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