CI-023 Coney Island Teenagers

Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931 and began his photography career in 1946 at age 15.

Within four short years, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

He joined the Photo League at 17 and became a prominent figure of the early New York City street photography scene and one of the original inhabitants of the legendary “jazz loft”.

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Recently Discovered

Late afternoon lunch counter, 1980 

I started using color film at Coney Island in the early 80’s and this is one of the photographs I’ve recently found from that series. The scene is coming off the BMT subway line at Stillwell Ave and walking into this lunch counter in the late afternoon. Turn left and continue on to Surf Avenue for Nathan’s hot dogs and the rides! And most of all, enjoy!

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Happy 84th Birthday Harold!

Apr 21, 2015

On Friday April 17th, Harold celebrated his 84th birthday! He received this surprise video birthday card from Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography whose podcasts are seen by thousands of his subscribers worldwide. ` Harold was delighted to receive… Continue reading  

“Harold Feinstein: Master Photographer” opens at Lumière, Atlanta

Mar 10, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the March 6th opening of Harold Feinstein: Master Photographer. The exhibition will include choice selection from Feinstein’s nearly seven decades of black and white and color work, including his lesser known Metropolis series and newly discovered… Continue reading  

Exhibitions, documentaries and press: A year-end wrap-up!

Dec 17, 2014

This year has been an eventful year on every level. Early in 2014 Harold suffered some health setbacks that resulted in a short period of hospice care. But, with the help of friends, family and Harold’s strong will he remains… Continue reading  

Harold Feinstein and Vivian Maier: Two-person show at Lumière in Atlanta

Oct 27, 2014

The Harold Feinstein photography studio is pleased to announce new representation with Lumière in Atlanta, which offers one of the country’s largest selections of photographic prints. In November, the two-person exhibition, View from the Street, will feature Feinstein’s work together… Continue reading  

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Mary Ellen Mark, 1960,  Philadlephia

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015)

I was deeply saddened to hear the news yesterday about the passing of Mary Ellen Mark at 75 years of age. Her deeply empathic and insightful photographs of people from all walks of life and many parts of the world… Continue reading  

CI-016a Black Carousel Horse, 1955

Fifty-eight years ago today: The photography market before there was one!

It’s a brave new world out there in the art market. I can’t keep up with it. Last November I had the pleasure of a week-end visit from Ted Forbes, the creator of The Art of Photography podcast. He is… Continue reading  

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horizontal Mother and Daughter composition from 2 frames

A mother’s love

One of my fondest memories as a boy was my mother waking me up each morning. With one hand she would squeeze my foot and in the other she held a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. I would come… Continue reading  

1970, The Bond Street Workshop, photographer unknown

Belated thanks to John Szarkowski: Reflections on the joy of teaching

A few weeks ago I published a post entitled Remembering Edward Steichen. My recollections were mainly about the important role of encouragement (his) on the one hand, and the folly of rigid ideas about art (mine) on the other! I… Continue reading