Appropriately opened on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Panopticon Gallery‘s current show, entitled Grunts, consists of 44 wartime photos. Half of them come from Feinstein’s portfolio of Korean War photos. Curated by Jim Fitts, the show also included photographs from Robert Capa and the ACME photo press agency.
Two Boston reviewers gave the show high marks. Chris Bergeron of the MetroWest Daily noted that Feinstein’s prints “convey the mid-century innocence of the Boy Next Door sent to fight in a foreign land” while Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe noted that Feinstein’s rank as a fellow soldier – not an official photographer – allowed him to truly capture the day to day drudgery of infantry life.