The rapid flux of streets

He has documented the rapid flow of New York City streets for over 25 years. With clients from the New York Review of Books to the Guardian, he has photographed famous living legends such as Jennifer Lopez and Bill Gates and captured historic moments such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Photographer Phil Penman’s distinctive style, versatility, and dedication to his craft have earned him major awards and prestigious exhibitions and the distinction of being one of the “52 Most Influential Street Photographers” alongside industry legends Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado.

His debut book “STREET” was the #1 new release on Amazon for street photography, has become a best seller and has been exhibited at MOMA in New York. Penman was born in the UK and is based in New York.

All photos by Phil Penman /

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