• 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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NEWS

Feinstein work now on exhibit at PDNB Gallery in Dallas

Jan 7, 2014

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 work, the show will exhibit four other New York City photographers including John…

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

Dec 17, 2013

In October this year, the studio received an email from Merve Selamet, senior copywriter with Havas Worldwide Turkey (the Turkish affiliate of Havas Worldwide, one of the largest integrated marketing communications agencies in the world). Their client, independent Turkish radio station, Acik Radyo, was beginning…

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

Jul 1, 2013

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 Island series as seen in his new award winning book Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective. Please join Harold at the gallery from…

Harold Feinstein Coney Island exhibit at Anne Reed Gallery until July 3, 2013

May 31, 2013

Anne Reed Gallery is exhibiting Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island work from May 22nd – July 3, 2013. The gallery, under the direction of Barbi Reed, has been a successful dealer of Harold’s black and white and color work for over a decade. Last September we…

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