New York City – From Street to Gallery

A “Dawn to Dusk” Weekend with Phil Penman

Phil Penman

New York, NY

May 7 – 10, 2020


Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 5:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00pm – 8:30pm



© Phil Penman


Some of the best light in New York City can be captured in early morning and early evening. The sun is low and the landscape of the city comes alive with light and shadow. The light seems to dance off of the glistening sheets of glass that cover the towering steel structures of the city. People go into silhouette as they walk into to sun and seem to disappear into nowhere as they are engulfed by the steam coming from the city’s underbelly.

Building on the success of Phil Penman’s previous “Dawn to Dusk” Leica Weekends, this program provides the same opportunity to experience Penman’s creative process, on-location in the streets of New York, with the added focus of learning what he does after the picture is taken. Participants will take a deep dive into his editing, workflow process and conclude the weekend with the rare opportunity to have a professional critique with  Curator Julie Grahame.

Phil will take us around to areas rich in texture when bathed in early morning or evening light and will give us insight into his creative process from how he sees, to how he selects and then edits the final images.

On Friday we will visit Laumont Photographic and learn about the professional gallery printing process. On Sunday each student will have a critique with Curator, Julie Grahame. She will give you the insight you need to improve your photography as well as pitch your work to a gallery.


  • Using Long lenses for Street Photography to add more depth to your work
  • Marketing , Social Media 
  • Preparing your work for Gallery Prints
  • How to present your work to a Professional Curator 


Thursday, May 7th

6:30pm – 8:30pm – Meet and greet at the Leica Store SoHo. After the presentation students will have the chance to check out a Leica loaner camera for the weekend.

Friday, May 8th

5:00am – 9:00am – Dawn Patrol morning shoot
*Breakfast on your own
11:00am- Noon – Meet at Laumont Studio
6:00pm -9:00pm – Optional NYC Shoot

Saturday, May 9th

5:00am – 9:30am – Dawn Patrol morning shoot.
9:30am -10:30am -*Breakfast on your own
11:00am – 3:00pm – Image processing and editing discussion at the Penumbra Foundation.       

Sunday, May 10th 

11:00pm – 4:00pm – individual critique with Julie Grahame
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Dinner break
6:00pm – 8:30pm – Dusk Shoot

Anyone interested in the concrete landscapes of New York as they are lit by early morning and late evening light. This is also a rare opportunity to work directly with and get creative insight from Phil.

5:00am is not a misprint. It’s early, but that is a time the light is the best. You should have a good understanding of your camera as well as an understanding of basic image editing. You can use any camera and we will have a selection of Leica Cameras available for you to try for the weekend.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.


Phil Penman

UK-born, NY-based photographer Phil Penman has documented the rapid flux of New York City’s streets for over 25 years. With clients ranging from People Magazine to The Daily Telegraph, he has photographed celebrated living legends, including Jennifer Lopez and Bill Gates, and captured historical moments such as the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Penman’s distinctive style, versatility, and dedication to his craft has won him prestigious awards, exhibitions and distinction as one of the “52 Most Influential Street Photographers” alongside industry legends, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado

His debut book “STREET” launched as the Number 1 new release on Amazon for Street Photography, and has since become a best seller and is featured at MOMA in New York.

CURATOR – Julie Grahame
Julie Grahame has been in the photography industry for 30 years. In 1992 she moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. Since 2006, she has been senior representative for the archive of Yousuf Karsh, and is a consultant for photographers, whether they’re professional, semi-pro, aspiring, or hobbyist, guiding them through various aspects of their business from websites and editing, self promotion and social media, to licensing and contracts. 
Grahame is a portfolio reviewer for various organizations, a public speaker, and vice president of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG), as well as curating and publishing photography magazine, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers.  
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Laumont Studio Info

As well as this we will be touring and lectured by one of the greatest photo labs,  Their clients include some of the most famous legends in the business, Elliot Erwitt and Robert Polodori just to name a couple

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