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Major Feinstein Retrospective: Mougins Centre for Photography, Arles Photo Festival - by Judith Thompson

Opening on June 30th and running through October 3rd, a 101 print Harold Feinstein retrospective entitled “The Wheel of Wonder” will be exhibited at

News, updates and a bit of conscience - by Judith Thompson

I have been planning this post for some time, keeping a list of “news” items and looking forward to sharing them with our readers. As I was finishing up, I stopped to watch the news and then came back to this post. Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began a few days ago, I… Continue reading

Screenings and exhibitions in San Diego, London, Portland and Paris - by Judith Thompson

Announcing up-coming screenings and exhibitions in San Diego, London, Portland and Paris! Mark your calendars!

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

The PDN Awards party and other ways to have fun - by Harold Feinstein

It was a quick trip down to New York for the PDN Photo Annual Awards party. Definitely a good time was had by all, including yours truly. My book Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective received an award in the Photo Books category together with other esteemed folks. I felt particularly honored because my personal favorite book… Continue reading

Harold Feinstein: Retrospective receives PDN best photo book award - by Judith Thompson

Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective (Nazraeli Press) , the first career-spanning monograph showcasing the work of Harold Feinstein, is a winner in the PDN Photo Annual 2013 in the best Photo Book category. Every year, Photo District News (PDN), the magazine for photography professionals, honors the best photography from the past year in a variety of… Continue reading

The ICP, Earth Day and me: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us - by Harold Feinstein

Over the week-end a friend sent me a link to a blog featuring my work. Fans in a Flashbulb: Images from the collections of The International Center for Photography is a blog that shares photographs from the ICP’s permanent collection with text by members of the staff. The International Center for Photography has 93 of… Continue reading

The Olympus Pen half-frame camera: Keeping it simple! - by Harold Feinstein

At my Aperture event recently a former student asked whether or not my new book contained any photographs taken with the Olympus Pen half frame camera I used during the mid-60’s. The answer is yes. It was a camera I loved using. Interestingly, the photo above, Beauty Parlor Window (1964), appeared on Mike Johnston’s excellent… Continue reading

Getting ready for the benefit, book party and reunion at Aperture December 17th! You’re invited! - by Harold Feinstein

I love having book parties! But it’s especially great to head home to New York and the venerable photo foundation, Aperture. I may be 81 now, but good things seem to circle around in one’s life. I was just a young man in my 20’s when Minor White published a photo of mine in one… Continue reading

Book party and benefit poster sale at Aperture Gallery in New York - by Judith Thompson

Please join us for a book party and celebration at the Aperture Gallery and bookstore on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6-9PM. The event is free and open to the general public. Please RSVP by email. Harold will share memories from a lifetime of photography with gathered friends, fans, former students and colleagues, including historian… Continue reading

My book arrived! - by Harold Feinstein

Today I heard from Jason Landry over at Panopticon Gallery that my book Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective has arrived! I haven’t yet had a chance to lay my hands or eyes on it, so this picture will have to do for the moment even though I’m beside myself with antipication! I can smell the ink… Continue reading

UK’s The Independent features Feinstein as cover story for Sunday Review Magazine - by Judith Thompson

Author and feature writer Peter Popham wrote a wonderful article about Harold’s photography that appeared as the feature story in the Sunday Review magazine of The Independent newspaper. Tracking Harold’s career from the early days in Brooklyn to the current excitement of his up-coming retrospective book, Popham captures some of the twists and turns of… Continue reading

Getting ready for my retrospective show at Panopticon Gallery - by Harold Feinstein

This week I headed over to the Panopticon Gallery in Boston to sign prints for my upcoming show, which will open on September 14th. It’s scheduled to coincide with the release of my new retrospective book published by Nazraeli Press. The book will have 80 photographs and cover six decades of my small camera black… Continue reading

Nazraeli Press to publish Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective - by Judith Thompson

Nazraeli Press, a premier publisher of contemporary photography books, will be the new publisher for Feinstein’s historic black and white work. Scheduled to be ready by September 1, 2012, Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective, will consist of 80 duotone plates spanning Feinstein’s career. Photographs from 1946 to 1996 will include some of his iconic Coney Island… Continue reading

The Feinstein Kickstarter campaign exceeds its goal - by Judith Thompson

Photo: Harold Feinstein and Jason Landry

With nearly 400 contributors and over $40,000 raised, the Feinstein Kickstarter project exceeded its fundraising goal by over $5,000 ensuring the publication of his first black and white monograph. The brainchild of Panopticon Gallery’s Jason Landry and photo collector Jim Fitts, the Kickstarter campaign was launched in late August with 30 days to reach its… Continue reading

The New York Times, American Photo, NPR join the chorus of support for Feinstein’s Kickstarter campaign - by Judith Thompson

Riding the wave of public interest generated by the Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the publication of Feinstein’s first black and white monograph, some major media institutions have been contributing their own enthusiasm to the initiative. Evan Sklar of The New York Times “Lens” blog describes Feinstein’s work as “rife with youthful exuberance and… Continue reading