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Record high sales, 5000 visitors and a media flood! Thank you Paris and Galerie Thierry Bigaignon! - by Judith Thompson

After three glorious months of record-high sales, a flood of media attention and over 5000 visitors, Galerie Thierry Bigaignon celebrated the last day of the exhibition Contagious Optimism: Harold Feinstein the early years (1940s and 1950s) on April 30th. It was also the final day of Le Mois de la Photo Grand Paris, a yearly… Continue reading

“It’s like a long-gone America”: CNN’s #Throwback Thursday - by Judith Thompson

When asked by CNN’s Kyle Almond about the image above, gallery owner Thierry Bigaignon responded: “When you see Feinstein’s picture you think: ‘Wow what a beautiful world. What a beautiful America. It’s like a long-gone America.’” A month ago I heard from Clint Alwahab, senior photo editor at CNN, about featuring Harold’s work for #Throwback… Continue reading

Report from Paris: Galerie Thierry Bigaignon - by Judith Thompson

The exhibition Harold Feinstein: Contagious Optimism opened on February 3rd at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon to wide acclaim from the public and the press! It will run through April, which is the Month of Photography in Greater Paris. In addition to the wonderful opening reception on February 2, gallery owner Thierry Bigaignon offered private evening viewings… Continue reading

Vogue Magazine lists Feinstein Paris show as one of 16 “must-see” exhibitions in 2017! - by Judith Thompson

In it’s January edition, Vogue published it’s traditional “must-see exhibitions” list for the year. Listed among the 16 top picks is the Harold Feinstein exhibition at the Galerie Thierry Bigaignon. The exhibition: Harold Feinstein Retrospective, Part I: Contagious Optimism will open on February 3rd and running through April for the Month of Photography in Paris.… Continue reading

Updates from The Harold Feinstein studio: Several shows, a book, the film, a new studio, a new home! - by Judith Thompson

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me and there are good reasons for that. I sold our house of 17 years and have been doing nothing but pack for weeks now. The closing date is August 30th. A new studio has been built and last weekend saw the final move of studio contents into… Continue reading

“Celebrating Feinstein’s Lasting Impression! “: From the Boston Globe - by Judith Thompson

“At this particular moment, there’s something important about looking at those [Coney Island] pictures. They show such a wonderful mix of people, different classes, ages, and races coming together. At some level, that seems to be missing from American culture at this moment.” So says Sarah Kennel, photography curator at the Peabody Essex Museum who… Continue reading

Commemorative events mark the year anniversary of Harold Feinstein’s passing - by Judith Thompson

A few months ago I was approached by friends from the local arts community with a proposal to commemorate the one year anniversary of Harold’s passing (June 20th, 2015) and was delighted to accept. Asia Scudder, of Blue Wave Gallery in Amesbury and Greg Nikas of Sweethaven Gallery in Newburyport had already launched a lecture… Continue reading

Getting it together with Getty Images - by Judith Thompson

It’s been a real pleasure getting to know Bob Ahern, Director of Archival Imagery at Getty Images. I was happy to see his recent contribution to The Eye of Photography, announcing the distribution partnership between Getty and Conde Nast. We met over a glass of wine during my recent trip to NYC for the AIPAD… Continue reading

Feinstein’s work exhibiting at Arles Festival as part of group show highlighting Sid Grossman’s legacy - by Judith Thompson

At the 2016 Arles Photo Festival, the Howard Greenberg Gallery will present Sid Grossman: From document to revelation. In addition to Grossman’s own photographs, the show will include the work of seven other master photographers who knew Grossman through the Photo League or as his students. The exhibition will coincide with the release of the… Continue reading

Feinstein photographs on view at FotoFever in Paris, November 13-15 - by Judith Thompson

The studio is grateful to Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography for exhibiting Harold’s iconic images in it’s booth at FotoFever photography festival in Paris this year. Now in it’s 4th year, Fotofever showcases photographers represented by 100 photography galleries worldwide. It is located inside the Carrousel du Louvre from November 13-15 and runs concurrent to… Continue reading

“Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island” Opens at the Leica Gallery LA - by Judith Thompson

It was a festive night at the Leica Gallery LA on September 3rd for the opening of Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island — the first exhibition since Harold’s passing on June 20th. Their was a great turn-out over the course of the evening and gallery director, Paris Chong, commented that it was the best show since… Continue reading

Harold Feinstein: April 17, 1931 – June 20, 2015 - by Harold Feinstein

Portrait of Harold Feinstein by Judith Thompson

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Harold Feinstein in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the age of 84. His loving wife, Judith Thompson, was with him at his passing. Harold took great delight in the new audiences attracted to his work in recent years through an… Continue reading

Happy 84th Birthday Harold! - by Judith Thompson

On Friday April 17th, Harold celebrated his 84th birthday! He received this surprise video birthday card from Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography whose podcasts are seen by thousands of his subscribers worldwide. ` Harold was delighted to receive the birthday greeting from Ted — signed by over 100 viewers (and growing). Messages came… Continue reading

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

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 lesser known Metropolis series and newly discovered color Coney Island, as well as nature subjects and classic street photography. This show follows… Continue reading

Exhibitions, Documentaries and Press: A Year-end Wrap-up - by Harold Feinstein

This year has been an eventful year on every level. Early in 2014 Harold suffered some health setbacks that resulted in a short period of hospice care. But, with the help of friends, family and Harold’s strong will he remains vital, happy and creative. And, while the beginning of the year was bumpy, we can… Continue reading

Harold Feinstein and Vivian Maier: Two-person Show at Lumière in Atlanta - by Judith Thompson

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, View from the Street, will feature Feinstein’s work together with photographer Vivian Maier. See Feinstein’s artist page.

Harper’s Bazaar Art helps launch Feinstein Moscow retrospective - by Judith Thompson

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. More information.

Harold Feinstein Retrospective opens at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow - by Judith Thompson

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 of Harold Feinstein’s black and white photography. The Center consists of 6,500 square feet of space and… Continue reading