The gift that keeps on giving: The Coney Island boardwalk

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jul 1, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, about this photograph, current events
The gift that keeps on giving:  The Coney Island boardwalk

Acik Radyo Music of the People poster with Coney Island Boardwalk Montage, 1952 © Harold Feinstein

I’ve never heard of a Cannes Lion before. I guess its the equivalent of an Oscar in the world of creative communications. According to…

On Fathers and Fatherhood

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jun 12, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
On Fathers and Fatherhood

My father, Louis Feinstein, 1946

This was one of the first photographs I ever took. I was 15 and still living at home in Brooklyn, though I would shortly move out on my own. I was the youngest of five, born when my mother was 43. My eldest sibling was…

Memorial Day Memories: My first show, Army Days and Coney Island

Posted by Harold Feinstein on May 26, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
Memorial Day Memories:  My first show,  Army Days and Coney Island

Fifty-nine years ago, my first one-man show was about to be taken down. It hung during May 1955 at the Little Gallery of the New York Public Library and came down on Memorial Day of that year. (My very first show was as part of a group show at the Whitney…

Happy Birthday Blue Note Records: 75 years young!

Posted by Harold Feinstein on May 13, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
Happy Birthday Blue Note Records:   75 years young!

The Hurricane at Night, Coney Island, 1946 (used on Blue Note’s The Sounds of Jimmy Smith)

It’s the 75th anniversary of Blue Note and celebrations abound. I’ve decided to re-post a blog I wrote almost two years ago sharing…

Available Light: Times Square at Night

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Apr 29, 2014 in 65 years of photographing
Available Light:  Times Square at Night

Times Square lights on car, 1953

Davy Crockett movie at the Globe Theater, 1955

As a boy growing up in Brooklyn, my first exposure to Times Square was during the day. While Coney Island was my first location of choice, I loved playing hooky from…

The empathic eye of Mariette Pathy Allen in her new book TransCuba

Posted by Judith Thompson on Apr 3, 2014 in spotlight on my students
The empathic eye of Mariette Pathy Allen in her new book TransCuba

Laura and Lady at the Las Vegas Club, Havana, 2012, © Mariette Pathy Allen

This post inaugurates a new occasional series we are launching called Spotlight on my students. The inspiration for doing this series came after Harold’s December…