ABOUT


Phil Penman is a Leica photographer and Leica Fotografie International award winning photographer based in New York City

Phil was recently listed as one of the ” 52 most influential street photographers” alongside Henri Cartier Bresson and Sebastiao Salgado.

Phil Comes From A Tranquil Corner In The County Of Dorset, England. Today He Works As A Freelance Street Photographer In New York. Penman Was Born In 1977 In Briantspuddle A Village In Dorset With 360 Inhabitants..

He Had An Interest In The Visual Arts, Photography And Darkroom Work At An Early Age. After Studying Photography At The Berkshire College Of Art And Design His First Job Was At The Wokingham Times , A Local Newspaper Published In Berkshire. Penman Photographed Just About Everything . At Age 21, He Received An Offer From A Photo Agency And Took Charge Of Their Customer Microsoft UK.

Phil Did Not Let This Tie Him Down And He Left Great Britain And Set Out For The United States. New York Was His Ultimate Destination But He Made A Detour To Los Angeles, Where He Worked For A Celebrity News Agency Photographing Living Legends Such As Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates And Superman Christopher Reeve. After Six Months The Agency Sent Him To New York To Establish An Office.

During His Time In New York, He Has Covered The Biggest Entertainment And News Stories In America, Including The September 11th World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks – For Which His Work Won Worldwide Recognition. Penman Has Spent The Past 15 Years Cycling Around The City Documenting A Broad Spectrum Of New York Life. Phil’s Work Has Been Exhibited At The Leica Gallery In New York City As Well As Being Featured In Leica Fotografie International.

He Currently Travels Across The World Photographing Assignments For A Diverse Range Of Clients Including The Best Selling Magazines People And Hello, British Newspapers The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph And The Guardian, As Well As American Publications Usa Today And New York Post.

Exhibitions

The 42nd Street Project / NY Street with Loculars

NYC Street at the Caelum Gallery

New York Street

The Leica Gallery, New York City

Press

Expert Photography: Top 16 Contemporary Street Photographers to Watch in 2019

One word I love to use to describe Phil Penman is ‘offbeat’. His images are beautiful, funny, gripping and intriguing. He captures life in New York City. . The big apple might be his home, but Phil originated from the UK.

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Pop Photo China

Phil Penman, Who Lives In New York, Is Among The 52 Most Influential Street Photographers Listed On The Streets I Walked. The Names Of Henri Cartier-Bresson And Sebasti Salgado Can Also Be Seen On The List. Phil Penman Has Established A Well-Known Work In The Industry And Has To Mention The Impressive Documentary Work Taken On The Day Of The September 11th Incident.

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The Sun: Brits Harrowing 9/11 Pictures

These Eerie photos show the immediate and terrifying aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks which shocked the planet and cost nearly 3,000 Lives. They were taken by a young British photographer working and living in New York but little did he know then the affect that day would have on him and the rest of the world.

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The Leica Blog: Icons of New York

Capturing Icons Is A Tricky Job, Be That Humans Or Landmarks. An Icon Is An Icon For A Reason, People Know What To Expect, They Can Usually Picture The Image In Their Mind’s Eye As Soon As They Hear The Name Or Phrase Uttered. Which Is One Of The Reasons That Phil Penman’s Work Is So Refreshing, He Delivers The Unexpected.

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The Streets I walk: 52 Most influential Street Photographers List

This Street Photographers List Is Not About Who Was Or Is The “Best’ Street Photographer, But Rather , About Those That Have Influenced Street Photography Historically, Currently, Technically ,Artistically, Or Even Just By The Influence They Had On Other Photographers. This ‘ Influence’ Is About Those That Were Influenced Years Ago, But Also, Those Of The New Generation Of Street Photographers Being Influenced Today.

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Photolemur: Photographing Everlasting Diversity of New York with Phil Penman

He Is Quite Literally, An Englishman In New York City. Originally From The Small Village Of Briantspuddle In Dorset, Phil Penman Has Been Photographing New York City For 17 Years. Today He Is Included In The List Of The Most Influential Photographers With Henri Cartier Bresson And Diane Arbus

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Loenke Magazine

Street photographer phil penman documented the daily life of nyc paparazzi

People Rarely Know What Being A Photographer Is About. What People Don’t Necessarily Know Is That The Activity Of A Street Photographer Is Very Different From That Of A Fashion Or Commercial Photographer. It Is The Profession Of Celebrity Photographer That Phil Penman Knows Very Well, Having Practiced It For Many Years.

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The Phoblographer

Two hours on 9/11: an interview with phil penman

For Most People Who Were Unfortunate Enough To Find Themselves Amongst The Terrible Event On 9/11, Their First Action Would Have Been To Get Away As Quickly As Possible. However, Photographers Are Not Most People.

Phil Penman, A Photojournalist Based In New York, Was At Home When He First Received A Call To Inform Him A Plane Had Hit The World Trade Center. He Has Kindly Taken The Time To Talk To Us And Revisit What Happened During The Following Two Hours On That Tragic Day On September 11th, 2001.

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Daily Mail

Exclusive – ‘he was with me on the best day of my life – and the worst’: woman in iconic dust-covered 9/11 photo marries 17 years on – and is photographed by the same man who captured her image on that horrific day

September 11, 2001 Began As Any Other Day For Joanne ‘Jojo’ Capestro. Despite Not Feeling Well, She Went To Work In Her Office On The 87th Floor Of The World Trade Center’s North Tower.

Not Long After Arriving, Capestro, Then Aged 39, Was Planning To Go Downstairs With A Co-Worker But Stopped Because Her Desk Phone Rang. While On The Call, Hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 Crashed Into The North Tower – Six Floors Above Capestro’s Office For The May Davis Group Where She Was An Assistant Secretary.

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RTL Radio

11 septembre 2001 : le même photographe immortalise le pire et le plus beau jour de sa vie

Mardi, Les États-Unis Ont Commémoré Les 17 Ans Du 11 Septembre 2001. Ce Soir : La Belle Histoire De Joanne, Rescapée Du Wall Trade Center À New York

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PDN Magazine: Photographer Reinvigorates his career with Leica Cameras

“I’ve Always Thought New York Was Kind Of A Living Thing Itself” Says Phil Penman. The Multitalented Photographer Was Born And Raised In The English Countryside, But Since 2000, Hemade New York His Home. The City’s Ever- Changing Streets Have Become A Muse For Penman, Pulling Him Out Of The Kind Of Creative Rut That Even Successful Shooters Like Him Fall Into. “I Was Doing Celebrity Stuff For About 15 Years, And It Just Became Monotonous,”

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9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEAM:  Iconic photo brings survivors together years after 9/11

Survivors Of The 9/11 Attacks Have Learned To Cope With A Strange Range Of Trauma, From Survivor Guilt To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But Out Of This Pain Emerged A Wide- Ranging Community Of Evacuees Ready To Support One Another. Today We Are Highlighting One Such Meaningful Connection: The Entwined Stories Of Joanne Capestro And Phil Penman, An Office Worker And A Photographer Whose Lives Intersected With The Brief Click Of The Shutter In A Moment Of Chaos.

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