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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

Happy 89th Birthday Harold! Remembering what’s important - by Judith Thompson

As I was looking through various quotes from Harold’s writings by way of bringing not only his face, but his words to this 89th birthday remembrance,  I came across a transcript from a 1981 interview of him. In it he was sharing his thoughts about handling difficult events in life. It seemed so relevant to… Continue reading

A Love Letter to New York: We Stand With You! - by Judith Thompson

To all New Yorkers: Please accept this visual love letter from one who always saw New York through the eyes of love.

“Where my soul is fully alive”: Wisdom from Harold on his 88th birthday - by Judith Thompson

Portrait of Harold Feinstein by Judith Thompson

Harold would be 88 today, April 17th, 2019.  He left his body, but his soul lives on. At least, so I believe and so did he. And the desire to listen to the directives of his soul while he was  alive was a profound intention that shaped his life, his work and his way of being. It also touched the lives of all who knew him.

Happy New Year! Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018 - by Judith Thompson

As the New Year unfolds,  we look back on 2017,  which  was a year of exciting developments for the Harold Feinstein Photography studio. Beautifully mounted exhibitions in Paris and Istanbul accompanied by significant media attention,  a public preview of clips from the up-coming documentary at Photo London,  the launch of our YouTube channel with clips… Continue reading

Living to the point of tears: Two years and no time at all… - by Judith Thompson

After Harold died and I was sorting through pictures, I came across these two favorites and the magnet to secure them onto my refrigerator. The portraits and caption accompanied me all year. They were among the very last items I packed up when I left our house of 17 years last August. There are scores… Continue reading

A love affair with teaching: “It’s like seeing the summer again after a long winter” - by Judith Thompson

At long last, and with the help of my good friend and renaissance man, Jason Novak, I am making a small dent in reviewing, editing and packaging the huge volume of audio-visual materials that provide an inspiring record of Harold’s 56 years of teaching. I have over 20 hours of video and 100 hours of… Continue reading

A mother’s love - by Harold Feinstein

One of my fondest memories as a boy was my mother waking me up each morning. With one hand she would squeeze my foot and in the other she held a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. I would come to remember her as someone who taught me joy. Sophie Reich, my mother, was born… Continue reading

Passover, Easter and the promise of new life! - by Harold Feinstein

Happy Passover and Happy Easter to those who celebrate. Or, I could say Happy Spring! Even though it’s been the longest winter I can remember and outside my window there’s still way too much snow on the ground, the promise of new life is there. And that seems to be the message of these two… Continue reading