Stanton's photos and accompanying captions offer sincere, probing and often inspirational snapshots of the unique struggles and triumphs experienced by New York's 8 million inhabitants. But what about the hardships facing the area's young, privileged and blissfully not-so-self-aware emerging adults?
Enter Millennials of New York.
The parody series was created by Elite Daily in May to showcase the lives of "20-somethings who think living in a building without an elevator meets the definition of 'adversity.' "
Like HONY, each MONY post features a high-quality photo of a (fake) participant along with a tidbit about his or her life in the city that never sleeps.
MONY explores issues ranging from overcoming addiction (to brunch), financial hardship (having to ask parents for money) and coping with an endless drive for success (in the form of Instagram likes).
Some entries detail how millennials manage to survive in the brutal New York City economy:
MONY also makes it a point to chronicle the developing political astuteness of America's youth:
For generations, New Yorkers have toiled away at backbreaking jobs while dreaming of getting paid for fulfilling lifelong creative ambitions. And Millennials of New York are no different in their tireless pursuit of occupational happiness:
And, of course, MONY gives a voice to the countless millennials struggling with existential anxiety. Young people who yearn to solidify a sense of self and self-expression amid the stress of urban life:
MONY's Facebook page has 8,600 likes and, like overpriced vinyl collections and Instagram accounts run by tacky heiresses, grows in popularity every day.