Nick Turpin is a British street, advertising and designer photographer, who was born in London in 1969. In 2000, Turpin established the first international collective of street photographers called In-Public, with the purpose to bring together street photographers to hold exhibitions, write books and conduct workshops. In 2016,Turpin published his most famous work in a book called On the Night Bus.

Nick Turpin publishes through Nick Turpin Publishing. he makes short films and gives workshops on street photography. He was mentioned as one of the best street photographers by Phil Coomes, as he wrote for BBC News in 2009.

Turpin studied art and design at the University of Gloucestershire and took a BA in photography, film and video at the University of Westminster. During his time at university, Turpin showed his second year photojournalism stories to the picture editor at The Independent. When he was 20, he decided to quit his courses at university to be a press photographer at The Independent. However, Turpin left seven years later (in 1997) for a career in advertising and design photography.

Nick Turpin also photographed the cover for Bridget Jones’s Diary. In 2010, he established Nick Turpin Publishing which, during the same year, published the book 1010 Years of In-Public. Turpin also made a 38 minute long documentary called In-Sight in 2011. The Documentary was commissioned by Format for the Format international Photography festival of 2011, which was held in Derby, England.

Most of Turpin’s work is held at the Museum of London. One of his first exhibitions was held at the Oklahoma City of Art in 2006, called Crosswalks: Contemporary Street photography. Turpin’s second exhibition was called From Distant Streets and it was held from the 2nd of October to the 12th of November 2011. One of the first publication Turpin contributed to was in 2010 and it was called Street photography Now.


All the pictures in this page are by Nick Turpin. All rights reserved to the author.

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