Wednesday 27 November 2013
I can’t claim to have personally known Saul Leiter who has just passed away in New York but I have a strong sense that apart from being so originally gifted as a photographer; he was also modest, free of pretension, wise, generous and perhaps above all else, he was authentic. Authenticity is a rare quality and probably a fading one in the world of photography.
Saul Leiter pursued his photography – and his painting – because that was his calling irrespective of whether it brought him fame. He seemed refreshingly ambivalent about fame; in fact he stated a desire to be ignored. Did he mean it? Yes, he probably did but he enjoyed the waves of recognition that washed over him in his life especially in his latter years when he was almost forgotten.
Rightly regarded as a pioneer in color photography in the 1950s and beyond because he seemed so naturally to understand that genre’s particular palette. His use of color was so subtle but always a celebration. Consider just one picture; a snow laden street with half of a figure at the edge of the frame with a red umbrella. He loved umbrellas and reflections and taking photographs through rain stained misted windows. He loved woman too, his fashion photography is testimony to that. He will be remembered by many as a fine street photographer.
Leiter was recently generous enough to allow some of his work to be featured on in-public, which was something that touched us all. In an accompanying interview he stated. “I am 89 and I know what I’m talking about – sometimes” He enjoyed being self-mocking but he knew more than most, he was an inspiration.
Monday 12 August 2013
The winner of the $20,000 Olive Cotton acquisitive prize is Trent Parke, one of Australia’s best known documentary photographers and the first Australian to join the prestigious Magnum Photos collective. Of his entry Candid portrait of a woman on a street corner The judge, Helen Ennis, Head at the School of Art, Australian National University said it is “a very unusual work, the subject isn’t immediately visible and so our notions of portraiture are challenged. The viewer is invited to actively work with the image in order for the face of this unknown woman to become apparent”.
Award Co-ordinator Anouk Beck said “Trent Parke was elated at the news and to receive an award for this work which marks a new direction for him and his first foray into portraiture”.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
LES FAITS SECONDAIRES / Limited Edition of 700 copies
Original texts by Christophe Agou & John Berger. Poems by Daniel de Bruycker.
Clothbound / 60 duotones / 112 pages / 10¾ x 9½ inches / English-French.
The impressions are made with vegetable-based inks on triple star matt volume 170g/m2.
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Saturday 22 June 2013
Richard Bram and Blake Andrews are exhibiting in Los Angeles next month alongside Bryan Formahals, Chuck Patch and Jack Simon. The exhibition, Common Ground: New American Street Photography runs July 6 – 27.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
To further celebrate Saul Leiter joining in-public as a Master we present here a short interview.
The questions by David Gibson were put to Saul in person by his assistant Margit Erb in New York.
Thursday 09 May 2013
In collaboration with CUP in Stockholm we will be exhibiting in the Swedish capital from the 22nd May to 26th June.
The show at Snickarbacken 7 will feature all 22 members of in-public including recent new member Maciej Dakowicz for the first time.
There will also be a workshop led by David Solomons, Matt Stuart and Blake Andrews from 31st May to 2nd June.
There are still some places left for the workshop:
Monday 06 May 2013
Everyone at In-public is excited to welcome Saul Leiter to our slowly growing ‘Masters’ section. Quite simply the colour street photographs of Saul Leiter are both humbling and inspiring to all of us. Saul was an early practitioner of colour photography, he has a unique vision and his photographs have soul.
We would like to thank Margit Erb for her enthusiasm in making this portfolio possible. Margit works at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York and is also a trusted assistant to Saul.
Welcome Saul, it’s a pleasure to show your work here.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Everyone at In-public is delighted to announce that Polish photographer Maciej Dakowicz has joined our ever increasing ranks.
We have long been admirers of Maciej, as a person and a photographer.
Maciej’s “Cardiff After Dark” work has been one of the seminal street photography stories over the last few years, culminating in a beautiful book published by Thames & Hudson in 2012.
As well as Maciej’s love affair with late night Welsh boozers he has also been working hard in Asia where he has been making a completely different, but equally impressive body of work.
Both Cardiff and Asia are now available to view on Maciej’s portfolio page. We sincerely hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we all have over the years.
Welcome to In-public Maciej.
Monday 11 February 2013
in-public photographers have shared their approaches to, and experience of making candid pictures in public spaces for many years and in many countries. Our photographers have collaborated with various wonderful organisations like The Guardian, Tate Modern, The School of Life, The World Photography Organisation and numerous festivals to teach Street Photography.
For the very first time we are offering workshops run entirely by in-public in order to provide the very best experience and access to in-public members for attendees. Run over two days, we will be based at the exclusive Groucho Club in the heart of London’s Soho. You will be guided by two different in-public photographers on each of the two days exposing you to a wide range of different views and approaches.
Future London and NYC workshops will be announced here on our front page and on our facebook page.
Inaugural in-public Street Photography Workshop 18th/19th May 2013
The Inaugural in-public workshop will be led by:
Working in the West End on Saturday and the East End on Sunday, students will be set assignments specifically designed to teach different strategies and approaches to capturing the unusual moments in everyday life. The four in-public photographers will convey in words and images their own unique ways of working and encourage the students to find their own visual vocabulary.
Although advice will be given on the best way to set up your camera for street shooting, the course will not focus on basic camera handling so you should be relatively self sufficient in that department.
The workshop is limited to just 20 places at a special price of £400/person.
After booking we will send you an email with details of the weekend and a link to our Street Photography Workshop Primer page.
If you have any questions you can email us Here.
Monday 14 January 2013
Jiří Makovec has been included in the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ article. So… make sure you watch out for Jiří!
Check out the BJP article for more details:
In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.
Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.Read more