Brandon Stanton decided to travel to Boston on Tuesday after one of his Facebook followers suggested he take his signature portrait-plus-anecdote style to the community coping with tragedy.

"I didn’t come to depict a city in crisis," he said over the phone, "but to depict the vast majority of the city that is … getting back on its feet and getting back to normal."

Stanton, 29, is the founder of Humans of New York, a photography project documenting the life of everyday people in New York City. He has dubbed this week “Humans of Boston.”

Finding Comfort In Portraits Of Bostonians

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brandon Stanton/HONY