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Humans of Dublin by Peter Varga


25-10-2016 11:29
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Funny, poignant and touching stories from the streets of Ireland’s capital. Based on the social media phenomenon.


A little over 18 months ago, Budapest native Peter Varga was working in a Dublin café when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography. The result was a photo project that would change the course of his life – the social media phenomenon, Humans of Dublin.


Inspired by the success of the world-famous blog, Humans of New York, Peter began to walk the streets of Dublin, interviewing and photographing those he met along the way, and uncovering the powerful stories that hide in plain sight as we rush about our lives, too busy to notice. What transpired was a collection of portraits and stories that capture the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin life.


Today, the Humans of Dublin Facebook page has over 100,000 followers, with each post reaching over 300,000 people across the world, and Peter’s first book is now available here.


Humans of Dublin, a beautifully produced hardback, contains the best-of collection from Peter’s library of stories. From tales of inspiration and joy to those of heartbreak and loss, it promises to open readers’ eyes to the wonder of life in Ireland’s capital.

 

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About the Author


Peter Varga was working in a Dublin café when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography. So began the social media phenomenon Humans of Dublin, whose Facebook page has over 120,000 followers. Peter’s photographs and stories have been picked up and gone viral on The Journal, The Irish Independent, RTÉ and BBC online, among others. A native of Budapest, Peter has lived in Dublin for nine years.
And what’s next for Peter? Well, check out the last page of the book!



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