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 the satisfaction of their maker being present” and goes on to share this perspective on Feinstein’s place in the history of photography:
“Critics and curators still debate who and what constituted what is often referred to as the New York School of Photography, which is associated with serious-minded images produced in the decades after World War II by a small band of photographers whose subject was nominally the city itself… What is clear is that Harold Feinstein sat for some time at the head of the class.”
New York Times, Lens blog: “With Feinstein Retrospective, a Bygone Era” by Evan Sklar, October 10, 2011.
NPR: “Coney Island To Korean War: Meet Photographer Harold Feinstein” by Claire O’Neill, October 3, 2011.
American Photo: “Fans Help Crowdsource Harold Feinstein’s First Monograph” by Stan Horaczek on October 18, 2011.