• 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

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…

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow to represent Feinstein and launch major retrospective exhibition in September

Apr 24, 2014

Curator Anastasia Lepikhova from The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography reviews prints in Feinstein’s home on April 24th.

The Harold Feinstein Photography Studio is delighted to announce representation with The Lumiere Brothers…

Feinstein work now on exhibit at PDNB Gallery in Dallas

Jan 7, 2014

Woman stepping from car, 1948

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 …

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FROM THE BLOG

65 years of photographing, the creative process
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…

65 years of photographing, about this photograph
You can't take Brooklyn out of the boy:  Remembering the summer of '49

You can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy: Remembering the summer of ’49

Children with fiddler in Brooklyn, 1949

I’m not sure who came up with the expression: You can take the boy out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy

but it’s one I often use. My wife cringes whenever she here’s…

current events
Let them eat Coney Island cake!  And other delicious memories from Harold's Tribute Party!

Let them eat Coney Island cake! And other delicious memories from Harold’s Tribute Party!

Coney Island cake with Nathan’s hot dog on top! For Harold’s tribute party, June 7, 2014 © Max Schenk

The summer is just zooming by and things are very busy in the studio! We’re preparing for the retrospective show in Moscow,…