iN-PUBLiC is an ongoing project established in 2000 by Nick Turpin with the intention of bringing together like minded photographers to promote Street Photography as a distinct and specific approach.
The project started with an international group of street photographers that operated as a collective for 18 years. It was the first international collective of street photographers and played a significant role in driving the contemporary resurgence of interest in Street Photography.
At the end of 2018 a split occurred with the posting of a computationally generated image and a staged ‘street photograph’. A way forward for the group that could encompass both candid public photography and staged, computational or manipulated images could not be found and the site was archived.
We make pictures in the present that are informed by the best of the past with an eye on the future
In 2020, 20 years after it’s founding, iN-PUBLiC was relaunched to again promote the best photographic work being made candidly in public places. Recognising that the phrase Street Photography has come to cover many approaches, the new iN-PUBLiC is particularly focused on photographers making documentary images of everyday life in the most interesting and innovative ways.
Some of our photographers work on the borders of Street Photography where it meets Art, Conceptual or Documentary Photography and would not necessarily consider themselves traditional Street Photographers but we believe this is where some of the most interesting work is coming from.
We make pictures in the present that are informed by the best of the past with an eye on the future.
THE HOME OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
iN-PUBLiC was relaunched in 2020 with a renewed commitment to present the best photography from the public realm that faithfully records everyday life without staging or manipulation.