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Feinstein’s work exhibiting at Arles Festival as part of group show highlighting Sid Grossman’s legacy - by Judith Thompson

At the 2016 Arles Photo Festival, the Howard Greenberg Gallery will present Sid Grossman: From document to revelation. In addition to Grossman’s own photographs, the show will include the work of seven other master photographers who knew Grossman through the Photo League or as his students. The exhibition will coincide with the release of the… Continue reading

New York Times Obituary for Harold Feinstein June 30, 2015 - by Judith Thompson

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Remembering Sid Grossman: Provincetown, 1955 - by Harold Feinstein

I don’t remember the very first time I met Sid Grossman, but it had to be at Photo League meetings, which I began attending when I was 17, in 1948. He was twice my age at that point and was about to get embroiled in the FBI’s investigation of him, which shadowed him for the… Continue reading

Memorial Day Memories: My first show, Army Days and Coney Island - by Harold Feinstein

Fifty-nine years ago, my first one-man show was about to be taken down. It hung during May 1955 at the Little Gallery of the New York Public Library and came down on Memorial Day of that year. (My very first show was as part of a group show at the Whitney in 1954). I was… Continue reading

My visit to AIPAD - by Harold Feinstein

Going to AIPAD is a bit like a pilgrimage to Mecca for photography collectors. Every year those dealers who belong to the membership organization (AIPAD stands for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers) gather in New York for a grand exhibition and collectors, photographers, critics and the general public descend on the New York… Continue reading

Long before there was Photoshop… photomontages - by Harold Feinstein

Last week I was asked to speak at the Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts, a great little gem of an art school overlooking the ocean in Beverly, MA. I was a special guest for the opening of an exhibition curated by Boston University’s Photographic Resource Center entitled “Unconventional Inventions: Innovative, unusual, and… Continue reading

Up-date on the Photo League Negatives - by Harold Feinstein

Several months ago I posted a blog announcing my discovery of some negatives I took at a Photo League meeting from 63 years ago! I bemoaned the fact that I could only remember some of the faces from these photos and asked my readers to come forward with names of others I could not identify.… Continue reading

At a Photo League Meeting, 1949 — Lost and Found Photographs - by Harold Feinstein

Now that I’m 81, I often say to my wife Judith, “There’s nothing wrong with my memory, I just forgot where I put it!” So when I discovered some negatives from a Photo League meeting I attended 63 years ago buried in a box, I tried to conjure up my eighteen-year-old’s memory and put a… 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

The Jewish Museum’s Photo League show receives high praise; Feinstein among contributors - by Judith Thompson

Noting that is was sixty years ago that the Photo League fell victim to McCarthyism, curator Mason Klein pays tribute to the 15 years of Photo League “trailblazing” in the show currently hanging at the Jewish Museum. Entitled “The Radical Camera”, Klein refers to the Photo League members as “a group of young, idealistic photographers,… Continue reading