Some of you may be part of the 1,200+ people to have liked the Facebook page, but for those who haven’t, let me introduce you to the Humans of Dublin project. The Dublin counterpart of the Humans of the World project is run by Dearbháil, and was inspired by Humans of New York.
Described as “an attempt to create a photographic census of the city of Dublin”, it features pictures of people in Dublin who Dearbháil photographs on the streets. Young and old, celebrity and ordinary – people of all walks of life feature on the page, captured in a brief snapshot and snippet of conversation.
Explaining the inspiration behind the page, Dearbháil explains how she feels about the project as the founder.
“I saw the Humans of New York page and I fell in love with it. I think, for me, it’s because not only do you get to see great photographs but you can read the story behind the photograph too. I’m the type of person who see’s others on the street and wonders about their life, what they do, who they are, what they dream of accomplishing. Now with the HOD project I can walk straight up to people and ask them and share their story with everyone. It’s brilliant and so much fun.”
The Humans of Dublin project only promises to get bigger too, Dearbháil explains:
“I have a domain name booked and hopefully I’ll have a website ready in a few months if things are still going well.”
With a number of Humans of the World pages springing from around the world, your choice isn’t just limited to Dublin. One of Dearbháil’s favourites is the Humans of India page, stating how it “has really opened my eyes to the hardship and the beauty of the people there.”
You can check out the Facebook page here for a closer look at the Humans of Dublin project.
All photographs featured here belong to Dearbháil