• 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".



“Harold Feinstein: Master Photographer” opens at Lumière, Atlanta

Mar 4, 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…

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 is delighted that his retrospective exhibition of over 100 images at Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, was co-sponsored by Harper’s Bazaar Art.

As partner to the event, Harper’s Bazaar logo is printed…

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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65 years of photographing
Remembering Edward Steichen

Remembering Edward Steichen

Two boys on pier, 1950, the first print I ever sold was purchased by Edward Steichen for the Mumseum of Modern Art. I was nineteen.

If I were to name the five most important people in my photography career, Edward Steichen would have to be on that…

65 years of photographing, current events
A grateful heart on Valentine's Day 2015

A grateful heart on Valentine’s Day 2015

Blissful baby, 1982

We are all born gifted. The gift is life itself!

The truth of these words, which I have often said to my students, has never been clearer to me than during this past year. A year ago on Valentine’s Day I was in the hospital…

65 years of photographing
1957 Greenwich Village:  Barney Rosset, Evergreen Press and The Cedar Tavern

1957 Greenwich Village: Barney Rosset, Evergreen Press and The Cedar Tavern

Reobert Frank’s The Americans was published by Grove Press in 1959

Two films recently got me thinking about Barney Rosset, the firebrand publisher of Grove Press and Evergreen Review. First, An American Journey: Revisiting Robert…

current events
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…