Harold Feinstein's Coney Island Baby.

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Harold Feinstein is an 80-year-old photographer with a 60-year career, renowned for capturing 20th Century America in classic black and white photographs. His photos has been exhibited all over the world, including the MOMA since age 20, spans generations, and has won over viewers young and old...yet they have never been collected in a retrospective monograph. This is about to change. Jason Landry represents Feinstein and is raising funds to print a large, square 200+ page hardcover book of his black and white photos so that his work can be appreciated for generations to come.

Feinstein is famous for capturing every day Americans with poignancy — bus boys at New York City diners,  soldiers in the Korean War, and his most beloved subject: people on the Coney Island boardwalk.

I just always loved that place as a kid way before I was doing photographs. It's loaded with people, and people are my favorite trees.

Feinstein's love affair with Coney Island spans 40 years, and whether he's showing us 90s snake charmers, 80s nuns, or 50s teenagers, we're instantly transported. If it's cold and rainy where you are, then here — this might help. 

Girl Watching, 1953
Girl Watching, 1953
Sailors on NYC Subway
Sailors on NYC Subway
Gypsy girl With Carousel, Coney Island, NY
Gypsy girl With Carousel, Coney Island, NY
Snake Lady Attracting Attention, 1995.
Snake Lady Attracting Attention, 1995.
Girl Riding the Cyclone, 1950.
Girl Riding the Cyclone, 1950.
Sisterhood Girlfriends, 1989.
Sisterhood Girlfriends, 1989.
Boardwalk Stairs
Boardwalk Stairs

All images courtesy of the Panopticon Gallery, in Boston, MA.

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    1. Tiffany Luper O'Brien on

      I too am a huge Coney Island fan. I love seeing all these great pics here. Check out my blog sometime. I have some Coney Island photos and art that I have done.

      Cheers,
      Tiffany

      http://freaksgeeksbeauties.blogspot.com/p/coney-island-baby.html

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