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.
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.
Monday 07 January 2013
All 21 in-public photographers will be exhibiting at TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center) in Bangkok next month. The group exhibition will run from the 5th February to 24th March and is being jointly promoted by TCDC and the British Council.
David Gibson and Richard Bram will be will be giving a public talk on Tues 5th February at the TCDC auditorium to launch the exhibition. They will also be in Bangkok to lead a 3-day street photography workshop for the 1st – 3rd February.
The exhibition is an enlarged version of in-public’s show from the FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby in 2011.
Follow the link on the in-public facebook page for more details:
Wednesday 05 September 2012
We are pleased to announce that we now have a facebook page.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
David Gibson’s next London Street Photography Workshop will be over the weekend of 25th & 26th August.
This will again be a small workshop for up to seven participants. The first session on the Saturday afternoon will be an eclectic overview of street photography which will prime participants for a full day out shooting on the Sunday around the Brick Lane area in east London. The day will end in a quiet bar to review the work taken.
There will be a strong emphasis on providing constructive feedback and participants are positively encouraged to bring older work for consideration.
For more information please contact David
Thursday 21 June 2012
David Gibson will be in Singapore next month to lead a 3-day workshop in collaboration with The Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA). The dates are the 13th – 15th July.
Please contact IPA for more information
Wednesday 13 June 2012
David Gibson will be leading a 3-day workshop in Warsaw later this month. This is being organized by ZPAF and the dates are the 29th June, 30th June and 1st July.
Sunday 03 June 2012
As part of the London Festival of Photography, in-public members – Nils Jorgensen, David Solomons, Nick Turpin and David Gibson – are all included in a group show at London’s King’s Cross Station.
The exhibition is situated on the left hand side of the new entrance to King’s Cross Station and runs until the 15th August.
Monday 07 May 2012
David Gibson will be leading a 3-day Street Photography Workshop in Amsterdam on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd June.
The workshop is being organized by Shirley Agudo and more details are available here:
Thursday 03 May 2012
David Solomons is exhibiting his ‘No Smoking’ photos at the Underground Gallery in London. The exhibition runs from the 22nd May to 5th June.
Exit 9, Charing Cross Underground
The Private View is on 22nd May ( 6 – 9pm).
Sunday 08 April 2012
David Gibson will be visiting Athens again next month to lead a 3-day workshop in collaboration with Orama Art & Photography Sudies.
The dates are 11th, 12th & 13th May.
For more information please contact Orama
Monday 05 March 2012
David Gibson’s next London Street Photography Workshop will be over the weekend of 31st March & 1st April.
This will again be a small workshop for up to six participants. The first session on the Saturday afternoon will be an eclectic overview of street photography which will prime participants for a full day out shooting on the Sunday around the Brick Lane area in east London. The day will end in a quiet bar to review the work taken. Participants are positively encouraged to bring older work too for honest feedback.
For more information please contact David
Friday 24 February 2012
Three photographers including David Solomons consider the concept of underground – all of the exhibited images were taken underground, be it in basements, cellars, or on the tube.
Underground reveals the photographers’ view on what lies beneath. David Solomons uses colour with a flash to illuminate the dark interiors of one of the oldest urban networks – the London underground. Gesche Würfel explores how superintendents decorate their work and living spaces in the basements of apartment buildings in New York. And Dylan Thomas depicts inanimate objects in unrecognisable and unfamiliar spaces.
Monday 13 February 2012
David Gibson will be leading another of his small workshops over the weekend of the 3rd & 4th March. The format will be as previous workshops with an opening session on the Saturday afternoon, which will introduce some of David’s work together with an eclectic mix of both historical and just great street photographs. The Sunday will be a full day out shooting around the Shoreditch / Brick Lane area and will end in a quiet bar for a couple of hours to review all the work taken.
The workshop is for anyone with an interest in photography and especially street photography. It will be a small intimate workshop with an emphasis on individual feedback and will therefore be limited to just seven people.
For a full schedule please contact David:
David Gibson / London 2011
Wednesday 25 January 2012
An impressive line-up of photographers including Amani Willett at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.
Monday 21 November 2011
Due to continued demand David Gibson will be repeating his recent Street Photography Workshop but this time over 2 days and crucially with a smaller group.
The workshop will be over the weekend of 10th & 11th December.
The workshop will be limited to just 6 participants thereby giving more individual feedback and advice. The opening session on the Saturday afternoon will be a formal 3-hour presentation on street photography…the history, meaning and aesthetics of the genre. The Sunday will be a day out shooting around east London (until it gets dark) and will then continue informally in a quiet café or bar to review the work taken. As before participants are encouraged to bring older work for consideration too.
The details for the workshop are:
Saturday: 2pm – 5pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 6.30pm
The venue will be 1 Rivington Place, EC2.
For more information including costs please contact David
Sunday 16 October 2011
David Gibson will be repeating his 3-day London street photography workshop on the 18th, 19th & 20th November. This will again be a small workshop for up to 10 participants and the venue for two of the sessions will be in Shoreditch at Rivington Place, EC2.
The workshop will cover the aesthetics, history and practicalities of shooting meaningful street photographs in a city like London. There will be a particular emphasis on providing constructive feedback on work taken during the workshop but participants are encouraged to bring older work to be considered as well.
Essentially the 3 days will be about looking at great street photographs and the inspiration and direction that they can provide.
The times are:
Friday 18th Nov: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 19th Nov: 11am – 4pm
Sunday 20th Nov: 2pm – 6pm
For a detailed schedule and costs please contact David
Friday 05 August 2011
David Gibson will be visiting Lebanon in September to lead a 4-day street photography workshop in Beirut. The workshop, ‘Develop Your Street Photography Style’ is organized by Loryne Atoui who is a member of the Beirut Street Photographers group. During the workshop there will be a particular emphasis on reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.
The workshop will be in the Hamra area of Beirut and will run from Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September. There will be a limit of 16-18 participants.
For more details please contact Loryne Atoui:
Wednesday 22 June 2011
We are very, very pleased to welcome Mark Powell to in-public.
Mark Alor Powell is an American photographer living in Mexico City.
Sunday 01 May 2011
David Gibson will be leading a 3 day street photography workshop on Sat 28th, Sun 29th and Mon 30th May (The Spring Bank Holiday). The venue for two of the sessions will be in Shoreditch at Rivington Place, EC2.
The workshop will be for a small group of up to 12 participants and will cover the aesthetics, history and practicalities of shooting meaningful street photographs in a city like London.
For a detailed schedule and costs please contact David
Friday 18 February 2011
David Gibson will be leading a 5 day workshop on Street Photography from Wed 23rd to Sunday 27th March in Athens, Greece.
This will be an intensive yet fun look at the dynamics and history of street photography. There are currently just a few places left.
For more information please contact Zisis Kardianos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 01 November 2010
Matt Stuart is featured in the photography blog of today’s New York Times
Tuesday 07 September 2010
David Gibson is exhibiting a small selection of his early black and white photographs at Cafe Freddo in Ealing Broadway, West London. The photographs date mostly from the 1990s and were taken mainly in London.
Cafe Freddo is very close to Ealing Broadway underground station (turn right when leaving station) at 40 Haven Green, Ealing, W5 2NX.
Mon to Fri 7am-7pm
Sat 8am – 6pm
Sun 9am – 5pm
Friday 19 February 2010
In-Public is delighted to welcome two new members to the group. We’ve long been fans of the humorous seaside observations of talented Bournemouth (UK) photographer Paul Russell, and the classical b/w street scenes of George Kelly from Portland, Oregon.
This brings to 20 the number of In-Public street photographers who’ll be helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary by showing their work at London’s Photofusion Gallery in Brixton, London, between the 27th May and the 10th July 2010.
Sunday 20 April 2008
As street photographers, we naturally share the concerns felt by many in the photographic community about the recent anti-terror poster campaign from the Metropolitan Police in London.
The campaign has created considerable confusion, and not a little anger. But it’s important to remember that the law regarding filming and taking photographs in public spaces has not changed. There are no restrictions on taking photographs on public land and in public spaces in the UK.
However, the campaign highlights a shifting attitude towards photography in public spaces, and threatens to taint photographers everywhere. Of course public safety is a legitimate concern, but there’s nothing ‘odd’ or necessarily suspicious about taking photographs. And given the varying interpretations of ‘odd’ behavior different people will have, it’s difficult to see the campaign leading to much more than a slew of misguided reports, a lot of wasted police time, and increased harassment for innocent photographers.
Photographing in public places is a basic freedom. We need to monitor these sorts of developments very carefully, and when necessary speak out.
Wednesday 31 January 2007
Trent Parke has an interesting interview in this week’s Amateur Photographer Magazine. (3rd February 2007)
Pick up a copy to see Trent’s new colour work and details of his upcoming show at thePhotofusion Galleryin Brixton, south London.
Friday 05 January 2007
There’s a great opportunity to see Trent Parke’s inspirational work in the UK right now, as Trent’s “Dream Life and Beyond” series is currently at London’sPhotofusion Gallery. The exhibition runs from the 9th February to the 7th April.
Friday 01 December 2006
Magnum In Motion are showing a fascinating film about Trent Parke and his Minutes to Midnight project. The film is an excellent, revealing insight into how Trent works.
Sunday 08 October 2006
The ‘Amsterdam’ exhibition at Foam-Fotografiemuseum marks Trent Parke’s move into colour photography. This is an exciting opportunity to see how Parke responds to the world in colour.
The exibition is showing from the 20 October – 10 December 2006
Friday 08 September 2006
On show from the 1 September – 5 November 2006
The show is a result of a two-year road trip around Australia, this exhibition is a bold fusion of documentary traditions and a radical contemporary imagination. Minutes to Midnight is an intense and darkly beautiful vision of Australia.
Monday 04 September 2006
Matt Stuart will be showing some work in a group show London Storiesat the Shoreditch Town Hall, London, from the 30th September – 29th October 2006. There should be something for everyone to enjoy here.
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