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There's A "Humans Of Newtown" Book And It Proves The Inner West Is Best

You do you, Sydney.

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If you've been on the internet for any amount of time since 2010, there's a high chance you're familiar with Humans Of New York. Since you probably fell in love with it, you'll be pleased to know Humans Of Newtown exists.

As you can imagine, it features some beautiful, and insanely inspiring people.
Jo Wallace

As you can imagine, it features some beautiful, and insanely inspiring people.

Not only does HON exist online, a book - curated by the blog's founder, Jo Wallace - is now available for pre-order.

"The blog started in March 2014," Wallace tells BuzzFeed Life. "We commenced work on the book earlier this year – reworking content and collating responses to our Facebook posts, and adding a few longer versions of stories."
Jo Wallace

"The blog started in March 2014," Wallace tells BuzzFeed Life. "We commenced work on the book earlier this year – reworking content and collating responses to our Facebook posts, and adding a few longer versions of stories."

Wallace, a long-time Newtown resident, has photographed around 250 people since the project commenced, and she doesn't have a favourite shot.

"I have a few favourites but one of the interesting parts of compiling the book was revisiting content, as some photos grew on me with time. It’s more about the stories that make me love some images more than others. Or some shots where I feel I’ve captured an expression or a funny moment at the right time."
Jo Wallace

"I have a few favourites but one of the interesting parts of compiling the book was revisiting content, as some photos grew on me with time. It’s more about the stories that make me love some images more than others. Or some shots where I feel I’ve captured an expression or a funny moment at the right time."

While Wallace occasionally explores surrounding Sydney suburbs Enmore, Erskineville, Marrickville, St Peters, and sometimes Glebe, she believes Newtown itself is the most iconic.

"I’ve travelled fairly extensively - and lived overseas - and I can’t say I’ve found too many places like Newtown. I always felt it was the people that made it unique, and then the community that collectively embraced that uniqueness," she says.
Jo Wallace

"I’ve travelled fairly extensively - and lived overseas - and I can’t say I’ve found too many places like Newtown. I always felt it was the people that made it unique, and then the community that collectively embraced that uniqueness," she says.

You keep doing you, Newtown. You keep telling us your stories.

Jo Wallace