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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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Harold's "Guitar and cigarette"(1950) in Leica World published in 1957.

Harold and his Leica

I’m headed out to Los Angeles next week to represent Harold at the opening of his show Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island at the Leica Gallery LA. It will be the first show since his passing in June, so I’m eager… Continue reading  

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Life is on your side: My last week with Harold

Harold passed over on June 20, 2015. He lived a beautiful and vibrant life until his last day. He was a man who woke up laughing and went to bed with gratitude. Each and every morning he would sit at… Continue reading  

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New York Times Obituary for Harold Feinstein June 30, 2015

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Interview with Harold by Ted Forbes

Tributes to Harold

There have been a number of lovely tributes to Harold posted online, and we wanted to share some of them with you: First, a special thank you to our friend Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography, who also published… Continue reading