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

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Jan 15, 2015 in 65 years of photographing
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…

Ode to my wife on Thanksgiving

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Nov 25, 2014 in current events
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…

Thoughts of war on Veteran’s Day

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Nov 11, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, current events
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…

Up close and personal: Consistency and innovation in your work

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Oct 15, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, the creative process
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…

Remembering Sid Grossman: Provincetown, 1955

Posted by Harold Feinstein on Sep 9, 2014 in 65 years of photographing
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…

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

Posted by Judith Thompson on Aug 21, 2014 in 65 years of photographing, about this photograph
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…