Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective


Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective


Harold Feinstein, A Retrospective, is the first career-spanning monograph showcasing the brilliance of a small camera master of black-and-white photography. Feinstein began his career in photography in 1946. Within four short years, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and exhibited it frequently. Feinstein quickly became a prominent figure in the vanguard of the early New York City photography scene where he exhibited at Helen Gee’s Limelight Gallery, was a designer for historic Blue Note Records and was a member of the NY Photo League. Feinstein is best known for his six-decade love affair with Coney Island, which has resulted in a collection unsurpassed by any other photographer. While his Coney Island work is much celebrated, Feinstein’s breadth and exposure is far greater. His black-and-white portfolios include photo essays from the Korean War, documentary street work, nudes, landscapes, and still life. Feinstein’s photographs have been exhibited in and are represented in the permanent collections of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, and the George Eastman House. “When your mouth drops open, click the shutter.” – Harold Feinstein

Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective is published by Nazraeli Press and you can order a copy from their website here.

The facts:
Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective
12 x 13
108 pages, approx 80 duotone plates

Harold Feinstein is represented by Panopticon Gallery
Panopticon Gallery
502c Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617 267-8929
Jason Landry, Owner | Gallery Director
Hours: Tue–Sat 9:00-4:30pm

Images below are included in Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective

Beach Concert, Coney Island

Sailors on the Subway from Coney Island, 1957

Gypsy Girl at the Carousel, Coney Island, 1949