The Harold Feinstein Photography Studio is delighted to announce representation with The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. The Center will open a 120 print Feinstein retrospective in September 2014 in the largest of three exhibition spaces (6500 square feet). It will include all aspects of Feinstein’s black and white photography — from the 40’s through the 90’s.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is a non-profit cultural and educational institution opened in 2010 and dedicated to educating the public about the history of photography as an evolving art form and cultivating an appreciation for the art and artists that have and are helping to define it. In addition to the three exhibition spaces the Center boasts a library, cafe and lecture hall as well.
The Center grew out of the Lumiere Brothers Photo Gallery, founded in 2001 as Moscow’s first art venue devoted entirely to fine are photography. At that time the gallery’s focus was on Russian and Soviet era photography and photo-journalism. With the launching of the Center in 2010, more attention was given to Western photographers as well. Recent shows have showcased the photography of Vivian Maier, Steve Schapiro, Arnold Newman, Ruth Orkin, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.
Center Curator Anastasia Lepikhova, who first contacted the studio a month ago, recently spent several hours looking through prints at Feinstein’s home and making a selection for consignment. She said that she and the other directors at the Center became better educated about Feinstein’s work via APAG (the American Photo Archives Group) and also through the recently lauded Feinstein image, Boardwalk Music montage, that received international attention last year when it became the centerpiece for Radyo Acik’s Music for the People campaign. The campaign went on to win multiple awards and the image went viral.
Harold looks forward to working closely with The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and feels that his Russian born father is smiling upon him now.