MANILA -- The creator of "Humans of New York" (HONY) is in Manila.
Street photographer Brandon Stanton will be holding back-to-back talks about the history of his popular blog at the Cine Adarna in the University of the Philippines-Diliman on Saturday.
Both presentations -- one at 9 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. -- will be limited to 800 people each. Tickets will be handed out on the day itself via a first come, first serve basis.
"Not sure if this is the best or worst idea I've ever had," wrote Stanton, who rose to popularity for his uplifting tributes to the people of New York City, on Facebook this Thursday.
Stanton first announced his trip to the Philippines early January. Back then, he said that he was looking for an interpreter and story ideas.
Since starting HONY back in 2010, Stanton's portraits has garnered a loyal following of nearly 18 million on Facebook alone.
He has also moved beyond the borders of New York, with his latest photos showing stories from Bangladesh.