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What to remember: Reflections on Memorial Day 2021 by Judith Thompson

Unquestionably war has touched us all. Every single person, no matter who they are or where they live, has been touched by war. Scars from the traumas of war are passed down throughout generations and layered with new scars  as the self-perpetuating cycles of war and violence continue to be fueled partly by the unhealed… Continue reading

Evolution of an iconic Image: Boardwalk Sheet Music Montage, 1952 to 2020 by Judith Thompson

Just recently I made the decision to release the first estate print from the Harold Feinstein Photography Trust. I made this decision because this iconic image — unknown until 10 years ago — has sold out as a signed contemporary print while inquiries about it exceed that for any other image. I have been deliberating… Continue reading

What’s the July 4th week-end without Coney Island? Will apple pie be the next to go? by Judith Thompson

This ABC Nightline piece celebrating Coney Island and the photography of Harold Feinsted aired 25 years ago today. There were dire predictions about the future then…as there are now. Yet the same indomitable resilience remains!

Five timeless years: Describing the state of our soul by Judith Thompson

HAROLD FEINSTEIN   (April 17, 1931- June 20, 2015) “There can be no regrets for that which is built out of love. The love of the work, of the image, of one’s self. When you’re in the moment, you’re in touch with eternity. That’s the only measure there is, and I don’t even consider it a… Continue reading

“Make Freedom Real”: James Baldwin on art, truth and change in America by Judith Thompson

The sea change we’re seeing in this country and the world is unlike anything we’ve ever known.  I am reminded of the the lines from Christopher Fry’s play The Sleep of Prisoners.

Different kinds of war: Reflections on Memorial Day 2020 by Judith Thompson

As I looked through Harold’s Draftee series for some appropriate photographs to share on this 2020 Memorial Day observance,  the irony of the one above did not escape me. This GI is getting inoculated in both arms as a way to prepare for the war overseas. Harold went off to Korea in 1952. Approximately 35,000… Continue reading

Roses and prayers for Therese on Mother’s Day, 2020 by Judith Thompson

“We are born of love;  love is our Mother. ”  Rumi Today we celebrate mothers. And yet it’s a different Mother’s Day than any of us have every known. In too many cases the joyful gatherings that we may have been used to on this special days are being replaced by zoom calls. In too… Continue reading

Earth Day at 50: A Hush Across the Land by Judith Thompson

The morning breeze has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep.  Rumi   Could any of us have imagined that the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day would arrive like this? The global “pause button” has been pushed. The Earth is breathing? Can you hear her? The Pandemic has created multiple realities for… Continue reading

    What to remember: Reflections on Memorial Day 2021 by Judith Thompson

    Unquestionably war has touched us all. Every single person, no matter who they are or where they live, has been touched by war. Scars from the traumas of war are passed down throughout generations and layered with new scars  as the self-perpetuating cycles of war and violence continue to be fueled partly by the unhealed… Continue reading

    Evolution of an iconic Image: Boardwalk Sheet Music Montage, 1952 to 2020 by Judith Thompson

    Just recently I made the decision to release the first estate print from the Harold Feinstein Photography Trust. I made this decision because this iconic image — unknown until 10 years ago — has sold out as a signed contemporary print while inquiries about it exceed that for any other image. I have been deliberating… Continue reading

    What’s the July 4th week-end without Coney Island? Will apple pie be the next to go? by Judith Thompson

    This ABC Nightline piece celebrating Coney Island and the photography of Harold Feinsted aired 25 years ago today. There were dire predictions about the future then…as there are now. Yet the same indomitable resilience remains!

    Five timeless years: Describing the state of our soul by Judith Thompson

    HAROLD FEINSTEIN   (April 17, 1931- June 20, 2015) “There can be no regrets for that which is built out of love. The love of the work, of the image, of one’s self. When you’re in the moment, you’re in touch with eternity. That’s the only measure there is, and I don’t even consider it a… Continue reading

    “Make Freedom Real”: James Baldwin on art, truth and change in America by Judith Thompson

    The sea change we’re seeing in this country and the world is unlike anything we’ve ever known.  I am reminded of the the lines from Christopher Fry’s play The Sleep of Prisoners.

    Different kinds of war: Reflections on Memorial Day 2020 by Judith Thompson

    As I looked through Harold’s Draftee series for some appropriate photographs to share on this 2020 Memorial Day observance,  the irony of the one above did not escape me. This GI is getting inoculated in both arms as a way to prepare for the war overseas. Harold went off to Korea in 1952. Approximately 35,000… Continue reading

    Roses and prayers for Therese on Mother’s Day, 2020 by Judith Thompson

    “We are born of love;  love is our Mother. ”  Rumi Today we celebrate mothers. And yet it’s a different Mother’s Day than any of us have every known. In too many cases the joyful gatherings that we may have been used to on this special days are being replaced by zoom calls. In too… Continue reading

    Earth Day at 50: A Hush Across the Land by Judith Thompson

    The morning breeze has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep.  Rumi   Could any of us have imagined that the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day would arrive like this? The global “pause button” has been pushed. The Earth is breathing? Can you hear her? The Pandemic has created multiple realities for… Continue reading