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

Dec 17, 2014

Harold via Skype at opening of retrospective exhibit at Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, 2014

This year has been an eventful year on every level. Early in 2014 Harold suffered some health setbacks that resulted in a short …

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, …

Harper’s Bazaar Art helps launch Feinstein Moscow retrospective

Oct 6, 2014

Harold Feinstein Retrospective opens at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow

Sep 16, 2014

According to Curator, Anastasia Lepikhova, it was a terrific evening on September 11, 2014 at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. A festive crowd gathered for the opening of Playground of America, a six decade retrospective…

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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Ode to my wife on Thanksgiving

Ode to my wife on Thanksgiving

Our wedding on the beach, 2000, © Beth Black

I’m happy to say that in our home everyday is a day of gratitude. Recently I woke up in the early morning and wrote a poem to my wife, Judith.

The night not yet over As I lie with my head on my morning…

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Thoughts of war on Veteran's Day

Thoughts of war on Veteran’s Day

Korean girl, 1952

If some things don’t make you crazy, then you aren’t very sane to begin with” Steven Bentley, Vietnam Veterans of America

Today is Veteran’s Day and I salute all those men and women who have risked…

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Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work

Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work

Smooch baby face, Ibiza, 1987

Hardening of the categories causes art disease…   W. Eugene Smith

Coney Island. Flowers. City streets. Shells. Rodin sculptures. Abstract architecture. Draftees. Butterflies. Over the years I have…

65 years of photographing
Remembering Sid Grossman:  Provincetown, 1955

Remembering Sid Grossman: Provincetown, 1955

Sid Grossman, Provincetown, 1955 © Harold Feinstein

I don’t remember the very first time I met Sid Grossman, but it had to be at Photo League meetings, which I began attending when I was 17, in 1948. He was twice my age at that point and was…