This is part of a photo series created by Haley Burton, who operates a Facebook page called Individuals of Charlottesville.
“As a journalism major and art student at James Madison University, ” says Burton, “my three passions are people, photography, and culture. I believe that the Individuals of Charlottesville make up their own striking culture that is diverse, interesting, and friendly. Through people one can learn so much.”
Burton says she got the idea while she was sipping coffee and people-watching on the DTM. Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” photo series, Burton began snapping shots and taking notes.
“As soon as I finished my coffee that morning,” she says. ” I raced home, grabbed my notepad, returned to the Downtown Mall, and began photographing.”
You can visit an archive of Burton’s DTM shots by clicking here.