in-public at The Printspace

London’s premier photographic digital printers The Printspace have invited in-public to host a free social evening at their gallery in Kingsland Road. Come along for an informal social evening of discussion led by the London members of in-public who are celebrating their 15th year.

The evening is free but places are limited so reserve your place here: here

Through A Glass Darkly

Nick Turpin’s three year project Through A Glass Darkly has been published over five pages of The Sunday Times Magazine. Working with a long lens at night, Nick made candid portraits of London bus commuters as they made their journey home during the cold winter months. The project continues Nick’s interest in photographing aspects of life in major modern cities.

Prints from the project are available in three sizes as limited edition prints here.

Through A Glass Darkly #27

Through A Glass Darkly #25

Through A Glass Darkly #13

In-Public Workshops New York

The In-public New York Workshop next weekend Friday 12th (eve) – Sunday 14 September still has a few places to spare. Do you fancy a weekend walking and talking the streets with Christophe Agou, Melanie Einzig, Gus Powell & Matt Stuart in New York City? Then this is the place for you. Did we mention you get a free In-public @ 10 book too? Email for more information.

Maximum 20 places per course.

1st in-public London Workshop 18/19th May

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:

David Gibson

Nils Jorgensen

Matt Stuart

Nick Turpin

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.

Following the Olympic Torch

Since the 19th May in-public’s Nick Turpin has been travelling around the country with Nature Valley, the official cereal bar supplier to the Olympic Games, making street photographs as the Olympic Torch has arrived in various major cities.

“It’s been a great opportunity to take a sideways glance at the whole event as the British people have come out in force to see the torch in cities like Plymouth, Bristol, Swansea, Liverpool and Belfast”

You can keep up with Nick’s trip by following him on twitter and you can see the growing archive of images from each city as they are uploaded to the Nature Valley Facebook page.

Waiting for the Olympic Torch in Plymouth.

Barclays Bikes Photo Competition

in-public’s Nick Turpin is working with Barclays Bank to promote cycling in the City of London by running a Street Photography competition in conjunction with Time Out. Prizes will be given to the best Street Photographs that include a bicycle or reference to cycling in them somewhere and they must, of course, be taken in London.

To keep abreast of the entries you can follow on Facebook and enter the competition through Time Out.

Nick has prepared some tips for approaching photographing on the street here.

The competition closes on the 4th May 2012.

The Street Collection

50 top street photographers, including members of in-public, have offered limited editions of their best work to raise money for Photovoice in an online sale between 11th and 25th April.

The Street Collection includes beautiful, dramatic, comic and moving images that capture the energy and idiosyncrasy of everyday life on streets across the globe. Over 500 prints will be available at just £100 each.

Participating photographers include: Nick Turpin, David Gibson, Matt Stuart, Maciej Dakowicz, Nils Jorgensen, Mark Alor Powell, Stephen McLaren, Mimi Mollica, Polly Braden and Johanna Neurath.

The sale is curated by Sophie Howarth, co-author of Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010).

Buyers will be able to view all the available photographs online at from 4 April. Online sales open at 10am on 11th April.

London Street Photography Awards 2012

The Second London Street Photography Awards are open for entries, won last year by in-public’s own Jesse Marlow who was flown all the way from Australia to receive his prize and see his work on show in London during the festival.

This award is unique in photography in recognising the work of those of us making images in public places around the world, last years awards revealed some fresh new talent.

Details of entry here.

in-sight film now available.

The full 38 min version of in-public’s ‘in-sight’ documentary film is now available to stream through the new Distrify film distribution platform.

Distrify is a pioneering way to allow independent film makers to charge a small fee per viewing of their film and represents a possible commercial model for the future. We are proud to use the ‘in-sight’ film to support their initiative.

The film follows members of the in-public street photographers group shooting on the streets of New York, London, Melbourne and Rotterdam. Using miniature HD camera technology to place the viewer on the Hotshoe as they work. Each photographer talks about their motivation and approach.

If you enjoy the trailer you can pay a small fee via paypal to watch the full 38 min documentary in HD.

Thank you for your support.

Fascination Street

Our friends at Street Photography group Seconds2Real are having an exhibition of contemporary Austrian and German Street Photography in Berlin from the 15th October.

There will be over 100 prints on display from the groups members….

Andreas Stelter
Mario Cuic
Siegfried Hansen
Kay von Aspern
Guido Steenkamp
Christian Reister
Natalie Opocensky
Thorsten Strasas
Elisabeth Schuh

Nick Turpin NYC Workshop

The World Photography Organisation event in NYC between 13th Oct and the 6th November will include workshops by four internationally renowned photographers from four different disciplines.

Portrait photographer Steve Pyke, Photojournalist Jez Coulson, Filmmaker Cheryl Dunn and Street Photographer Nick Turpin will each lead a group in producing a portrait of New York City over three days.

The event is hosted by The Chelsea Art Museum and more information and tickets are available here.

Jesse Marlow wins LSPF AWARD

Australian based in-public member Jesse Marlow has won the inaugural London Street Photography Festival Award, he was flown to London to receive the award and an Olympus Pen Camera from the Festival Director Brett Jefferson Stott.

pic Nils Jorgensen

The judges included ‘Street Photography Now’ co author Sophie Howarth, Museum of London curator Mike Seaborne, curator Yasmina Reggad of Photo Festivals and photographers Amy Stein, David Gibson, Markus Hartel, James Dodd and Nick Turpin.

Jesse Marlow’s work was selected from over 1600 entries.

Our congratulations to Jesse and to the organisers for initiating such a ground breaking contest.

The Awards winner and finalists exhibition can be seen alongside the work of Vivian Maier at The German Gymnasium at London’s Kings Cross.

London Street Photography Festival

London Street Photography Awards

The London Street Photography Festival Student and International awards are still open to entries and the deadline for submissions to the International award has been extended. Details have also been given of the exhibition venues for the winners. in-public photographers are involved in judging these awards and consider it a great opportunity to have your street work exhibited in a great Central London venue.


Open to UK students and receiving submissions up until 6pm on the 31st March

Judging of the Student Award will take place in April with six finalists being selected to participate in a street photography workshop in May. They will then work together to produce an exhibition as part of the festival at the Orange Dot Gallery in Bloomsbury.


The International award which is open to all had a new submissions deadline of 6pm on the 30th April 2011.

Winners of the International Award will be informed in June and the first prize is £1,000 cash plus a trip to the festival launch in London (to a value of £1,500). Selected finalists will be exhibited at the German Gymnasium alongside the Vivian Maier exhibition.

Images may be taken anywhere in the world, anytime in the last five years. See the festival website for rules and more information.

The London Street Photography Festival runs from the 7th-17th July 2011.

Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Film

In-public have great pleasure in being able to bring you a documentary about our friend and mentor, New York Street Photographer, Joel Meyerowitz. Filmed in 1981 and never before made public, the film follows Joel Meyerowitz on the streets of New York accompanied by the curator and writer Colin Westerbeck. The film gives an insight in to Joel’s approach to the street and a glimpse of his working methods including the small 35mm Leica and the large plate camera.

Created by Robert Gilberg, the film was intended to be the first of a series about ‘American Photographers’ but was never taken up by a TV network at the time. The original tapes re emerged after Gilberg’s death 30 years later.

Joel Meyerowitz is the patron of the Format International Photography Festival this year, at a time when a whole new generation of Street Photographers are finding inspiration in his work. We would like to thank him for his friendship, support and generosity in allowing us to publish this historic film.

You can see more on Joel’s website.


The in-public photographers will be showing over 60 prints at The Derby Museum and Art Gallery as part of the FORMAT 11 International Photo Festival. Nick Turpin has made a short documentary film called ‘in-sight’ which follows some of the groups photographers on the streets of London, New York, Rotterdam and Melbourne.

The film will premier at FORMAT on the 3rd March and will be showing through to the 3rd April 2011. In the meantime, here is a short trailer.

Many in-public photographers will be attending the opening week of the festival and look forward to meeting you.

On the 4th March Nick Turpin will be speaking about the ‘Inspiration of Street Photography’ at the Format Photography Conference, along with Bruce Gilden, Amy Stein, John Maloof, Michael Wolf, Yumi Goto, Sophie Howarth and others.

On the 5th March Nick will be doing Portfolio reviews and would love to see and discuss your own Street Photography.

Vivian Maier Film

John Maloof in Chicago has been working tirelessly to scan and present online the work of street photographer Vivian Maier that he discovered and purchased at a furniture and antique auction. After editing over 100,000 negatives, the work is now being produced as a book, an exhibition and a film. You can help fund the production of this wonderful undertaking through the Kickstarter platform.

Vivian Maier’s work is a joy to see, it is a revealing window into another time as well as this eccentric and independent woman herself.

Please support John in his work and help fund this wonderful film project.


in-public are very much involved in next years FORMAT photography festival on the theme of Street Photography. FORMAT11 is really going to be the unmissable event of next year for all self respecting Street Photographers. Never before will so much talent from the world of Street Photography have been focused in one place, with exhibitions by street shooters of the past like Helen Levitt, WeeGee and Tony Ray Jones side by side with the work of contemporary photographers like Martin Kollar, Bruce Gilden, Raghu Rai, Frederic Lezmi and the photographers of Magnum.

Running between the 4th March and the 3rd April 2011 with an opening week packed with events, including a day long Street Photography Conference and portfolio reviews, it promises to be a great festival.

in-public photographers will be exhibiting their work at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and showing a newly commissioned documentary film following many of us shooting on the streets of the UK, US and Australia.

More details from the FORMAT web site.

Reflections on Life

Reflections On Life is an ongoing international project by award-winning London based photographer and friend of in-public Dougie Wallace.

Shot in Lisbon, Egypt and Eastern Europe, including, Sarajevo, Ukraine and Albania, this series of photographs features people glimpsed through the windows of city trams.

As the subjects go about their daily lives, a reflection of their city – be it grand architecture or garish posters – is captured on their faces. The effect of these different layers produces a disorienting and surreal series of images that tell the story of these people and their cities in subdued, painterly tones.

“As I travelled I became increasingly fascinated with the idea of reflections and the ability these have to change and make us reconsider our perceptions of everyday life”.

You can get a glimpse of the project so far between the 18th and 21st November at:

The Outside World
44 Redchurch Street
E2 7DP

Gallery Open 12-6pm

Paris Street Photography walk

Nathalie Belayche of Food For Your Eyes has created a street walk around the Canal Saint-Martin quarter of Paris that takes in shops and galleries that will be displaying Street Photographs in their windows between the 5th and 28th November. Featured photographers include Jeff Mermelstein, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb, Frederic Lezmi and Martin Kollar. It will also include the work of in-public members Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Nick Turpin, Matt Stuart, Gus Powell, Nils Jorgensen and Jesse Marlow.

Matt Stuart interview on SpineTV

Matt Stuart has done an interview with SpineTV as part of their Stolen Moments series.

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Shooting the Public

Tickets are £3/2 on the door and can be reserved by emailing:

Doors open from 7.30pm

Street Photography Now at The Third Floor Gallery

If you still haven’t had enough Street Photography Now news, the wonderful Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff will be showing work from the book from 10th October until the 14th November 2010.

Street Photography Now from Third Floor Gallery on Vimeo.

Certainty Principle

If you are in Atlanta this month, be sure to visit the Spruill Gallery between the 23rd September and the 30th October to see the stills and video of the multi talented Michael David Murphy.

“Certainty Principle is an inclusive body of work I’ve developed over the last five years. Before writing or making pictures, I lived consumed by the sporting world, and consequently see picture-making as a direct extension of my earlier, physical obsessions; an athletics of aesthetics. These photographs illuminate for me the weird wonder of aliveness. I don’t want to live in a world where these pictures aren’t possible. They are confirmation that life is a sequence of surprises, and that sharing small success like these isn’t art’s only draw, but at the end of the day, it might be just enough to get you through.”

More information here

Street Photography Now Project

That is the first ‘Instruction’ from a well known Street Photographer issued by the Street Photography Now Project. It’s an invitation to respond and upload your work to the site for all to see.

The project is organised by Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, the authors of the new Thames & Hudson book, Street Photography Now ,that became available this month, and the Photographers Gallery in London which is currently closed for refurbishment.

Return each week for a new instruction from a featured Street Photographer including 11 in-public photographers.

Street Photography Now is available here.

American Pioneers of Color

Our friend Joel Meyerowitz will be exhibiting with Stephen Shore and William Eggleston at Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich, between 23 September and 18 December 2010.

Christophe Agou wins European Publishers Award

The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994, and celebrated its 17th year in 2010. Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas and Klavdij Sluban.

The winning project is published in book form simultaneously by each of six publishers. The 2009 winner was published in six editions in six languages.

For several past winners, the Award book has been their first publication, with significant benefit for the development of their careers. In recent years the winning photographer has also received a major exhibition of the work during the subsequent Rencontres d’Arles.

In the Face of Silence

In the winter of 2002, Christophe Agou began documenting the lives of French family farmers living and working in the Forez region, which lies on the eastern side of the Massif Central.

Christophe retains a deep affection for the region: he was born there, and stayed until he was 16. For this project, he travelled to the lesser-known areas, where he felt inspired by the silence and moved by the authenticity and charisma of the people he encountered.

image Christophe Agou

image Christophe Agou

Over time, and through the gradual process of building trust and friendship, the farmers and their families accepted him and allowed him to both photograph and film their daily existence.

The challenge was to go beyond simple documentary to present a deeper, more intimate portrait. For Christophe, the work is a meditation on life and death as well as the silence and solitude that are ever-present in our lives.

image Christophe Agou

image Christophe Agou

Christophe Agou has been a member of in-public since 2005.

Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now (cover image by Matt Stuart)

Thirteen In-Public photographers and two In-Public masters are featured in a new book, Street Photography Now, published by Thames & Hudson.

The book is co-authored by long-time champion of street photography Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, a street photographer himself. It contains folio pages and biographies of 46 of the world’s best contemporary street shooters, divided by four essays and a round table discussion between seven of the photographers from all corners of the globe.

Spread of images by Maciej Dakowicz

Spread of images by Raghu Rai

This important and courageous publication displays a passionate understanding of the central ideas of Street Photography, and introduces an exciting new generation of practitioners.

Spread of images by George Georgiou

Our congratulations to the authors and to Johanna Neurath from Thames & Hudson for their enthusiasm and practical support of the genre we love.

Street Photography Now will be launched at The Photographers Gallery, London on the 18th September.

Keep an eye out for associated events: the Street Photography Now Web Project, a collaboration between the authors and The Photographers Gallery, and exhibitions in Cardiff and Paris organised by in-public friends the Third Floor Gallery, Wales and Nathalie Belayche of Food for Your Eyes in France.

Street Photography Now is available to order here.

Win a 10 Book

We asked you…

“Who is the most prominent photographer to appear in one of Garry Winogrand’s books during his lifetime?”

The answer was Diane Arbus who appears on page 99 of Public Relations, first published during Winogrand’s lifetime, in 1977.

From the correct answers, Gabriele Harhoff was the first name out of the hat and wins a copy of ‘10’.

Congratulations to Gabriele, and thank you to all those who took part.

You can buy 10 online right now.


Price including shipping

In-Public projected

As part of the Arles Photo Festival this year, images from In-Public’s 10th Anniversary Book were projected in the streets, thanks to Antennes.

Nils Jorgensen image projected in Rue Jouvene, Arles.

Nathalie Belayche of Food for your Eyes invited us to take part in the Paris Slideluck Potshow event.

Slideluck Potshow, Paris. pic: Nathalye Belayche

Here’s a little video of the projection:

Elsewhere, two Dutch magazines have ‘Street’ issues featuring the work of In-Public members. FOAM magazine reproduces Otto Snoek’s ‘Millionair’ project, while GUP features the work of In-Public Master Joel Meyerowitz, as well as members David Solomons, Matt Stuart and Jesse Marlow.

GUP magazine

10 book

In-Public are delighted to announce the publication of 10: a hardback book of two hundred in-public street photographs from the last ten years.

As far as we’re aware, this book is the world’s first ever published compilation of contemporary street photography. As well as a foreword by In-Public’s founder Nick Turpin, it includes an essay about the city by the Guardian’s Jonathan Glancey, and interviews with each of the twenty photographers by photography writer David Clark.

The book has been produced by Nick Turpin Publishing in London, and designed by award-winning London design practice Hat-Trick.

You can buy 10 online right now.


Price including shipping

Happy Birthday to us.

If you had any second thoughts about making the trip to Photofusion in Brixton to see In-Public’s 10th Anniversary show, here’s a little video to tempt you to South London.

17A Electric Lane

1 min from Brixton tube.

in-public @ 10

in-public are delighted to announce the celebration of our 10th year of existence with an exhibition titled ‘in-public @ 10’ at London’s Photofusion Gallery and the publication by Nick Turpin Publishing of ‘10’ a hardback book featuring 10 images from each of our 20 members.

The exhibition opening and book launch take place at Photofusion on the 27th May 2010.

Larger version of the flyer here


Amsterdam discovered by New York photographers
Joshua Lutz, Gus Powell, & Carl Wooley

A selection of work that was commissioned by the City of Amsterdam Archives and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2009 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan for the Dutch.

May 8th to May 17th, 2010
Artist Reception May 11th, 6-9pm

25 Central Park West @ 63rd
New York, NY 10023


The FORMAT international photography festival in Derby has chosen the theme of Street Photography for its 2011 event.

FORMAT have teamed up with The British Journal of Photography to give one Street Photographer the chance to win an exhibition of their work. The judging panel includes in-public’s founder Nick Turpin.

The deadline for submissions is the 30th June 2010.

details here.

In Passing

Bryn Campbell will be showing work from his long photographic career at Hoopers Gallery 15 Clerkenwell Close, London. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Friday and the show runs 12th March til 23rd April.

Image: Bryn Campbell, Vietnam 1997

Bryn Campbell will be in conversation with Ian Berry at Hoopers Gallery on Monday 22nd March. 6.30 for 7.00pm.

The event is free, but please let the gallery know in advance if you want to go along.

Details Here

Lisette Model Symposium, Paris

The heritage of Lisette Model and Street Photography Symposium – March 13th 2010 – 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Contemporary photographer Christophe Agou will present his own work in relation to today’s issues of documentary photography at the Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris.

Jeu de Paume – 1, place de la Concorde – 75008 Paris

image: Christophe Agou, New York 1995

Details Here

Pioneers of Color

Pioneers of Color at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York features the work of three of the great early practioners of color street shooting, Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and, member of in-public, Joel Meyerowitz. The photographs in the show are mixed up so you need to carry a sheet around with you to identify the author of each work.

The show is timed to coincide with the launch by Hatje Cantz of the excellent Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980

London Workshop Weekend

in-public founder and editor of PUBLICATION magazine Nick Turpin will be leading a two day workshop Photographing London for The School of Life.


This unusual weekend offers a chance to explore the visual dynamics and contradictions of street life in the capital.

In the tradition of the flaneur, we’ll stroll from Soho to Brick Lane via a network of roads and districts that have provided the backdrop for many of the greatest photographs ever taken in London.

We’ll observe the fleeting interactions of people, matter and imagery from visual, sociological and historical perspectives. We’ll look at stories, anecdotes and slide-shows from intrepid photographers who have captured the city’s unconventional photographic allure as well as iconic images which remind us of its role as a stage for national events.

You’ll finish the weekend with a fantastic set of holiday snaps – and the ability to see the city in a completely different light.

Details and Booking

Look Both Ways Exhibition

Matt Stuart is showing his colour street photography at the KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1-6PB from the 5th-26th February.

You can find out more here.

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!

Trafalgar Square Protest

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! invites all Photographers to a mass photo gathering in defence of street photography.

There has been a series of high profile detentions under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act recently, including seven armed police detaining an award-winning architectural photographer in the City of London, the arrest of a press photographer covering campaigning Santas at City Airport, and the stop and search of a BBC photographer at St Paul’s Cathedral, among many others.

So PHNAT feels now is the time for a mass turnout of photographers, professional and amateur alike, to defend our rights and stop this abuse of the terror laws.

In-public street photographers will be there.

More information here.


In-public photographer Nick Turpin has launched a new biannual street photography periodical called PUBLICATION.

Published in London by the newly formed Nick Turpin Publishing, PUBLICATION aims to provide the first regularly printed outlet for this sort of photography. Its distinctive format includes a booklet of essays, accompanied by twenty-two unbound prints, all presented in a custom-made carton.

The first edition, on the theme of Inspiration, contains essays by Michael David Murphy, Hin Chua and in-public’s David Gibson, as well as images by Trent Parke, Martin Kollar, Narelle Autio, Joel Meyerowitz, Garry Winogrand and Tod Papageorge.


You can order your copy, and submit your own work for consideration, at the PUBLICATION website.


David Solomons Happenstance Exhibition

in-public member David Solomons will be showing his black and white street photography as part of ‘Photomonth’ the East London Photography Festival at Oxford House in Bethnal Green from the 22nd Oct-28th Nov 2009.

Willy Ronis 1910-2009

Willy Ronis, one of the great French post-war photographers, died on Saturday 12th September. He was 99.

Ronis made his name photographing everyday life in Paris. Richard Bram remembers him as “A great photographer and a charming gentleman”, and recalls “a delightful conversation with him in London. I went to hear him speak at the Institut Français in Kensington, London, and had met him one other time. I treasure those moments.”

David Gibson met him too, and remembers “his phrase ‘the fear of missing’ about his photography. One of the true greats.”

Ronis took this beautiful image of his wife, Marie-Anne Lansiaux, in 1949.

Nick Turpin on the BBC

In-Public founder Nick Turpin is talking about street photography and the impact of new anti-terror legislation on the freedom of photographers to make pictures in public places on the UK’s BBC Radio 4. The program can be heard at 15.45 GMT on the 28th April. Nick has been an outspoken critic of the UK Government’s continued erosion of human rights in the name of security.

Pic Nick Turpin

You can listen to the program online here.

Nick also writes about the important role photography plays over on

Nils interviews Anahita Avalos

Nils Jorgensen has interviewed photographer Anahita Avalos on the rotating gallery of Too Much Chocolate, bringing well-deserved attention to her stunning images.

Mexico-based Anahita talks about her love of street photography, and how it makes her feel alive at the same time as torturing her.

Image by Anahita Avalos

Too Much Chocolate

This week, Nils Jorgensen is interviewed by Kate Kirkwood on the ‘rotating gallery’ over on ‘Too Much Chocolate’.

Each week a photographer is interviewed by the photographer who was featured the week before. Nils talks about taking his first photograph at the age of six, balancing his commercial and personal photographic lives, and the inspiration of Andre Kertesz.

Nils Seen in Unseen

Nils Jorgensen has work published in a new book by The British Press Photographers Association. ‘Unseen’, published on the 18th March, highlights the fact that ‘that huge numbers of brilliant pictures never see the light of day through too tight deadlines, design limitations or the preconceptions of editors’.

‘Unseen’ by The British Press Photographers Association

Image by Nils Jorgensen

Fans of Nils Street Photography can now by prints from A Gallery.

David Solomons Book

David Solomons has produced a rather nice paperback edition of his street work, including 49 color and 16 black and white images.

David has kindly made five copies available to the first five in-public readers who email him through the Contact page.

David Solomons | Photography

Scotland Yard Event

The photographers’ rights event at Scotland Yard was well attended and reported. It was good to see press photographers, photojournalists, street photographers and amateurs all turning out to make their voices heard.

Stop and Search

As street photographers, in-public are very concerned about any restrictions placed on those wishing to make photographs in a public place.

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the legal position – among both photographers and law enforcers.

The UK National Policing Improvement Agency has produced a document entitled, ‘Practice Advice on Stop and Search in Relation to Terrorism’, which includes a section on Photography. This states:

“The Terrorism Act 2000 does not prohibit people from taking photographs or digital images in an area where an authority under section 44 is in place. Officers should not prevent people taking photographs unless they are in an area where photography is prevented by other legislation. If officers reasonably suspect that photographs are being taken as part of hostile terrorist reconnaissance, a search under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 or an arrest should be considered. Film and memory cards may be seized as part of the search, but officers do not have a legal power to delete images or destroy film. Although images may be viewed as part of a search, to preserve evidence when cameras or other devices are seized, officers should not normally attempt to examine them. Cameras and other devices should be left in the state they were found and forwarded to appropriately trained staff for forensic examination. The person being searched should never be asked or allowed to turn the device on or off because of the danger of evidence being lost or damaged.”

The full document is available as a pdf

Photographers Rights Event

Monday 16th February 2009 is the enforcement date for Section 76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. As the British Journal of Photography (BJP) wrote last month:

“The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next
month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest – and
imprisonment – of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be
useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.”

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has teamed up with Mark Thomas (writer, broadcaster, comic and political activist), Chris Atkins (BAFTA nominated director and writer of the feature film documentary Taking Liberties), The British Journal of Photography and others for a “media event” outside New Scotland Yard on Monday 16 February 2009.

The plan is simple: turn up with your camera and exercise your democratic right to take a photograph in a public place.

16 February 2009
11:00 – 12:00
New Scotland Yard
London SW1H OBG

These new rules will have a direct impact on the freedom of street photographers as well as news gatherers. If you value your right to take a photograph in a public place without being suspected of having terrorist intentions, we at in-public urge you to attend.

Magazine Exposure

Jesse Marlow

There’s a feature on Jesse Marlow in the latest edition of Czech Republic photography magazine DIGIfoto.

Trent Parke

Plus, Trent Parke is featured in the tenth anniversary issue of
Tank Magazine, with an essay by Geoff Dyer.

Marlow in Moose Mag

Issue 3 of Moose, the Rotterdam art magazine, features a portfolio of images by In-Public photographer Jesse Marlow.

Online Street School

Dan Epstein 2008

The web has spurred a revival of street photography, and now there’s a site devoted to students of this exciting and challenging approach to candid photography.

Friend of In-Public Mason Resnick has launched a new website, The World at Street Level, which promotes street photography by showing student work, and providing resources for aspiring street photographers.

The site is dedicated to the work of students of the Perfect Picture School of Photography online course, Street Photography: Finding Order in Chaos. It’s now showing photos by students who’ve completed the first session of the course.

The World at Street Level offers galleries featuring students who have completed Resnick’s street photography course, as well as information about street photography, and testimonials from students who have taken the course.

Mike Mackay of Lichfield, UK, says the class “has ignited in me a passion for photography that I’m finding difficult to contain. A great course!” Meanwhile, Gary Budke of San Fransisco, CA, says that the class “has opened my eyes to a whole new type of photography.”

The four-week course in street photography begins on April 25. Registration is now open here.

Graphic Ha Ha

Matt Stuart has a spread of pictures and a short interview in Graphic Magazine’s Issue 11, dedicated to the dark art of humour!

Don't just tell them - show them...

Jesse Marlow’s new colour street work is now on show at Crossley & Scott, 29 Crossley Street, Melbourne, until 4th August 2007. Be sure to check out the show if you’re in town.

SeeSaw Magazine Article

The “Onto the Streets” exhibition is featured in the new issue of SeeSaw, which is now online. SeeSaw features international photo-portfolios, found photography, photo-related essays, articles, interviews, and much more.

SeeSaw Magazine


Papageorge Interview

Tod Papageorge has a very interesting interview and news of his upcoming book projects in the latest issue of Bomb Magazine

Tod Papageorge

Parke's Podcast

Magnum in Motion features Trent’s “Minutes to Midnight” project this week.

Leica M8

Leica have launched a new digital rangefinder the M8

Making Space

The City of London is looking at the importance of public space in its exhibition, “Making Space”, which is being held at 30 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London.

Street photography from the Square Mile is featured prominently and includes
work from In-Public photographers, Nils Jorgensen, Trent Parke,
Nick Turpin, and Matt Stuart.

The exhibition runs from the 29th of September to the 27th of October it is
curated and includes work by Stephen McLaren.

Melanie's Show

Head down to the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, New York to see pictures from Melanie Einzig’s ongoing road trips around the US.

Melanie Einzig: US Road Trips
12th August – 3rd September
Van Brunt Gallery
460 Main St
New York

In-Public 3

Six and a half years after its foundation, In-Public has played a major role in helping to define Street Photography and making it accessible to a much wider world audience, through its educational activities, publications, exhibitions and primarily its website.

This month sees the third reincarnation of the web site and we are all very excited by its new possibilities, designed by With Associates in London.

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Matt at Tate Modern

Matt Stuart’s Tate Pictures will be on show in the members room at Tate Modern until the end of the year. The pictures, shot over two years, show the more humorous interaction between art works and visitors to the gallery. You’re going to need to be a Tate Member to see this one but in our opinion its worth the fee just for the view of London from the bar!

Onto the Streets

Get yourself down to Photofusion in Brixton to see ‘Onto the Streets’ a show of contemporary street photography, curated by Tate Modern’s Sophie Howarth and our new friend, photographer, Stephen McLaren, the show will tour with the British Council and includes the work of in-public photographers Adrian Fisk, Nick Turpin, Matt Stuart, David Gibson and Nils Jorgensen. Thanks to all those who braved the heat to join us for the opening. This is the best opportunity to see contemporary street photography in London for a long time.



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.

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