Phil Penman comes from a tranquil corner of Dorset, England. He received his formal training in photography from the prestigious Berkshire College of Art and Design, and currently works as a freelance street photographer in New York. Phil’s versatility spans from shooting celebrities – such as Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez and Christopher Reeves, to covering the biggest entertainment and news stories. His work on the September 11th terrorist attacks is recognized worldwide.
Penman has spent the last 15 years cycling around in New York and documenting its broad spectrum of daily life, with an unerring instinct for capturing the timeless and the compelling, in seemingly ordinary scenes. His work has been exhibited at the Leica Gallery in NY and featured in Leica Fotografie International (LFI).
Phil travels across the world on assignments for a diverse range of publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, The Sun, and Daily Mirror in the UK, and USA Today and New York Post in America.
» Phil’s interview on The Leica Blog
» Phil in “The 52 most influential street photographers” list
» Hell on Earth: Brit photographer’s harrowing September 11th photos
» 10 Street Photographers Who Are Immortalizing Our Modern World