Harold Feinstein “Graciously Yours” opens on May 24th at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Paris

After the huge success of the 2017 exhibit Contagious Optimism, which drew 5000 visitors and a tremendous wave of media, Galerie Thierry Bigaignon now presents the second part of the retrospective dedicated to Harold Feinstein, with 21 contemporary and vintage black and white photographs spanning from 1966 to 1988. The show opens on May 24th and runs through the summer.

Entitled Graciously Yours, Bigaignon says that what characterized this era of Feinstein’s photography is “the omnipresence of bodies and the remarkable way Feinstein captures the movement, seeing the streets before him as a ballet of grace and beauty… Diving into the glittering Times Square, the swirling streets of Harlem, exploring smoke-filled coffee shops, subways trains and shop windows from every angle, Harold Feinstein brings to light all the poetry and grace of an ever-changing city through engaging and magnetic images.”

French curator and former director of the Niece Museum, François Cheval, who is preparing a full retrospective exhibit of Harold Feinstein with his partner Audrey Hoareau says:

“Harold Feinstein acts as if reality had to conform to the way he sees the world. Magnifying, with method, the latent beauty of everyday life, seems like a duty he imposed on himself. With this great ambition he took photography to another level, attaching a certain morality to it.”

Judith Thompson, Director of the Harold Feinstein Photography Trust, will attend the opening.

Man Smoking in diner, NYC, 1974. One of the images in the exhibition Graciously Yours at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon.