Bag News Editor-at-Large, Meg Handler, wrote an insightful piece on the “gay schoolboy” photo taken by Brandon Stanton and featured on the ever-popular Humans of New York. The photo had already exploded in popularity on Facebook when 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chimed in with words of encouragement along with other celebrities including George Takei and Ellen Degeneres.
Handler notes that while Stanton doesn’t consider himself a journalist, the enticing quote and provocative photo generate a slew of ambiguity:
What is the context of this quote? What was the rest of the conversation? Was it responsible (and/or ethical) …read more