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Meet the ‘Humans of Philadelphia’ on this Facebook page

Photographer Chuck Putnam hopes to "honor the average person, honor the people who are the backbone of the city, so they can have their story heard, their voices heard," he told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sandya, a Penn student whom photographer Chuck Putnam met on the steps of the Art Museum, and one of the faces on his Humans of Philadelphia Facebook. Photo by Chuck Putnam.

Chuck Putnam photographs the people of Philadelphia.

On his Facebook page, where he posts his photos, he hopes to “honor the average person, honor the people who are the backbone of the city, so they can have their story heard, their voices heard,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Visit Humans of Philadelphia here.

The 70-year-old retired computer programmer was inspired by Humans of New York, a site that has more than a million followers on Facebook.

Read the whole Inquirer profile here.

Also check out Old Images of Philadelphia, another popular photo-driven Facebook page that chronicles Philadelphia’s history.

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