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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

Man in the mirror, Philadelphia, 1964 

This was taken around the same time as Beauty parlor window. Harold was living and teaching in Philadelphia. He had marked it on the original contact sheet with an intention to come back to it. But as is often the case, life moved on and it got left behind — until Ted Forbes’ (The Art of Photography) wife, Nicole Stutzman, commented on it when she visited the studio in 2014. It was one of the many images in the queue to be printed when Harold left us in June.

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Feinstein photographs on view at FotoFever in Paris, November 13-15

Nov 9, 2015

The studio is grateful to Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography for exhibiting Harold’s iconic images in it’s booth at FotoFever photography festival in Paris this year. Now in it’s 4th year, Fotofever showcases photographers represented by 100 photography galleries worldwide.… Continue reading  

“Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island” opens at the Leica Gallery LA!

Sep 7, 2015

It was a festive night at the Leica Gallery LA on September 3rd for the opening of Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island — the first exhibition since Harold’s passing on June 20th. Their was a great turn-out over the course of… Continue reading  

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  

From The Blog

Haitian man with daughter, Coney Island, 1950

Dignity and the human spirit

I’ve had the pleasure in recent months to begin reviewing the many hours of audio-visual and written materials from Harold’s classes, lectures and personal journals. In fact, it’s been both exciting and daunting! So much great material of historic importance… Continue reading  

Lady of the Lake, Vermont, 1974

Ripple effects: Subject, student and teacher remember a moment in time

“Back in the 70’s I used to model for Harold’s classes. He took a beautiful picture of me which he called Lady in the Lake. It is in his book Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective. Would love to meet you.” Thus… Continue reading  

Attendees at the annual APAG seminar held at the International Center for Photography, September 18-19, 2015

Hidden Treasure: The American Photography Archive Group

If you’re a photographer or someone managing an archive, and you don’t already know about The American Photography Archive Group (APAG), you should run to the website to check it out! Then you should become a member! It has been… Continue reading  

Man in the mirror, Philadelphia, 1964

“What’s a selfie?” and other thoughts about self-portraits

In 2014 when Lumiere in Atlanta was exhibiting View from the Street: The work of Vivian Maier and Harold Feinstein we were simultaneously editing contact sheets with an eye toward remaining images to be printed in limited editions. We had… Continue reading