• Coney Island Teenagers, 1949

    Coney Island Teens, 1949

  • Sharing a park bench,  1948

    Strangers Sharing a Public Bench, NYC, 1948

  • Man Smoking in 14th Street Diner, NYC, 1970

    Man Smoking in 14th Street Diner, NYC, 1970

  • Gypsy Girl at the Carousel, Coney Island, 1949

    Gypsy Girl at the Carousel, Coney Island, 1949

  • Standing Guard, Korea, 1953

    Lone Soldier Standing Guard, Korea, 1953

  • Lady of the Lake, Vermont, 1974

    Lady of The Lake, Vermont, 1974

  • What a Flock! NYC, 1956

    What a Flock! Pigeons, NYC, 1956

  • Bronze Rose, Pg032-33

    Bronze Rose, 2000

  • 1SPg022-023-IlluminatedNautilus-hp

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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The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow to represent Feinstein and launch major retrospective exhibition in September

Apr 24, 2014

Curator Anastasia Lepikhova from The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography reviews prints in Feinstein’s home on April 24th.

The Harold Feinstein Photography Studio is delighted to announce representation with The Lumiere Brothers…

Feinstein work now on exhibit at PDNB Gallery in Dallas

Jan 7, 2014

Woman stepping from car, 1948

New York City is coming to Dallas! PDNB Gallery (Photos Do Not Bend) is featuring Harold’s work in it’s exhibit, New York City, opening this Saturday, January 11th. In addition to Harold’s …

Going for Gold! Awards come in for Music of the People Campaign!

Dec 17, 2013

Acik Radyo Music of the People poster with Coney Island Boardwalk Montage, 1952 © Harold Feinstein

In October this year, the studio received an email from Merve Selamet, senior copywriter with Havas Worldwide Turkey (the Turkish affiliate…

Harold Feinstein: “A Coney Island summer” opens at Panopticon Gallery July 12th

Jul 1, 2013

If This Isn’t Love, Then Maybe I’m Crazy, Coney Island, 1950

With an opening reception on July 12th and running through the summer, Harold Feinstein: A Coney Island Summer will exhibit photographs from Harold’s Coney …

Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective winner of the PDN Photo Annual 2013 in Best Photography Books category! » Find out more about the book

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FROM THE BLOG

65 years of photographing, about this photograph, current events
The gift that keeps on giving:  The Coney Island boardwalk

The gift that keeps on giving: The Coney Island boardwalk

Acik Radyo Music of the People poster with Coney Island Boardwalk Montage, 1952 © Harold Feinstein

I’ve never heard of a Cannes Lion before. I guess its the equivalent of an Oscar in the world of creative communications. According to…

65 years of photographing, current events
On Fathers and Fatherhood

On Fathers and Fatherhood

My father, Louis Feinstein, 1946

This was one of the first photographs I ever took. I was 15 and still living at home in Brooklyn, though I would shortly move out on my own. I was the youngest of five, born when my mother was 43. My eldest sibling was…

65 years of photographing, current events
Memorial Day Memories:  My first show,  Army Days and Coney Island

Memorial Day Memories: My first show, Army Days and Coney Island

Fifty-nine years ago, my first one-man show was about to be taken down. It hung during May 1955 at the Little Gallery of the New York Public Library and came down on Memorial Day of that year. (My very first show was as part of a group show at the Whitney…

65 years of photographing, current events
Happy Birthday Blue Note Records:   75 years young!

Happy Birthday Blue Note Records: 75 years young!

The Hurricane at Night, Coney Island, 1946 (used on Blue Note’s The Sounds of Jimmy Smith)

It’s the 75th anniversary of Blue Note and celebrations abound. I’ve decided to re-post a blog I wrote almost two years ago sharing…