Harold Feinstein began his career in photography in 1946, at the age of 15. By the time he was 19 Edward Steichen had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and exhibited it frequently during his tenure there. Feinstein is best known for his black & white documentary-style work, and particularly his extensive Coney Island portfolio, which has been shown often throughout his life in galleries, museums and journals. Renowned photography critic and historian A.D. Coleman has said of this work: “Here is New York small-camera photography at it’s best – humanistic, intimate, engaged, almost intrusive.” He went on to call Feinstein “a true photographer’s photographer.”
Feinstein’s photographs have been exhibited in and are represented in the permanent collections of major museums including MoMA, the International Center of Photography, the George Eastman House, the Musee d'Art Moderne, the Museum for the City of New York and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. His portfolios, photo essays, and articles have been published in major periodicals around the world including, LIFE, Aperture, Audubon, Connoisseur, L'Illustriazione, and Popular Photography. In 2012 Nazraeli Press published a retrospective of Feinstein's photographs, and many of the images illustrated in this book can be found in this Special Exhibit.
Charles Schwartz has over 40 Feinstein photographs (signed, limited edition) available, so please continue to search the website after viewing this small selection of his work.