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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. He captures everyday life in New York City. The big apple might be his home, but Phil originated from the UK.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

In His Series “Paparazzi”, He Turns His Lens Towards His Colleagues, And Thus Shows A Reality Far From The Glitter And Glamour That Could Be Associated With This Profession. With This Series, Phil Does Justice To These Often Abused Photographers And Documents Their Daily Lives.

Phil Talks Here About His Career, His Vision Of The Street Photographer’s Profession, While Denouncing The Injustices To Which Photographers Can Be Exposed.

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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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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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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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Radio interview about 9/11 in New York City.

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“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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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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Phil Penman Comes From A Tranquil Corner In The County Of Dorset, England. Today He Works As A Freelance Photographer In New York. Penman Was Born In 1977 In Briantspuddle A Village In Dorset With 360 Inhaibtants And What Feels Like 30,000 Sheep. 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.

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Phil Penman’s Offbeat, Black And White Photographs Document Intriguing Aspects Of Everyday Life In New York City. Originally From The UK, Penman Now Calls New York His Home And When He’s Not Photographing Celebrities For People And USA Today, He’s Out On The Street, Camera In Hand. ” Every Morning, I Head Out The Door Armed With My Leica M And Bike, And All I Ever Hope For Is To Come Home With Just One Image I’m Proud Of. I’m Drawn To Those Individuals Who Are Not Trying To Be Cool Or Would Even Think They Are, But Just Have Great Character And Style.”

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Woman in famous 9/11 picture employs same photographer for her wedding

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Street Photographer Phil Penman was on the ground during the terroist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. While there, he captured a scene that has become an iconic image from that harrowing day.

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17 years after she became the subject of one of the most iconic photos from the 9/11 terror tragedy, a woman has hired the photographer behind the image to be her wedding photographer.

Joanne “JoJo” Capestro was one of the lucky people who managed to make it out of the World Trade Center’s North Tower alive. As seen in photographer Phil Penman’s photo, she and a colleague were walking away from the site, clearly shaken up and covered in thick white dust and debris. Back then, she had no idea that it was renowned street photographer Penman that had captured her in the moment of crisis.

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Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic images that you may have seen.

One series of photos stands out and is probably one of the most remembered days in our present history of the world and to New Yorkers in particular. 

On September the 11th 2001 Phil Penman was asleep at his home and he received a phone call to inform him that the World Trade Centre had been hit by a plane. 

I met up with Phil in New York after finding common interests in photography and seeing his photos displayed at the Leica store in Soho, NY. I made contact with him over email, later we met and walked around New York. I asked him to give me his recollection of the day. This is Phil’s timeline of 9/11 with powerful and upsetting displays of confusion, heartbreak and a real feel for that moment in time, This is the first time Phil has ever spoke out about his experiences since 9/11.

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The Eccentric characters of New York City, in pictures.

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Phil Penman comes from a tranquil corner in the county of Dorset. Today he works as a freelance street photographer in New York. It is not an overly lucrative job, but as long as he can fulfil his dream he is not in the slightest bit concerned.

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Phil Penman is a British-born editorial and portrait photographer based in New York City, but as we learned when we grabbed coffee with him earlier this year, he’s also built up quite a few frequent flyer miles while shooting news and covering famous subjects such Christopher Reeve, Bill Gates, and the artist Damien Hirst.

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If you’ve not yet graced New York City’s streets and sampled the weird and wonderful delights it has to offer, then photographer Phil Penman will enlighten you. His beautiful black and white photography of the Big Apple shows the metropolis in a very unexpected light, sharing the everyday and sometimes bizarre lives of the characters who reside there.

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