CI-007 Man and Daughters at the Sideshow, 1950

Man & Daughters – © Harold Feinstein Photography Trust

“Unwrapping the Gift”

Celebrating the Work and Wisdom

of Photographer

Harold Feinstein


The Firehouse Center for the Arts

Newburyport, MA

June 29, 2016 at 7 PM – Tickets $10.00

Presented by:

Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery


Sweethaven Gallery

with special thanks to:

The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Chestnut Innovation Center


Digital Silver Imaging




“Unwrapping the Gift” is the third event in an ongoing series exploring photography and creativity.

Funds raised from this event will go towards the creation of an

innovation and creativity lab in Amesbury.


Sarah Kennel, Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum

Tony Decaneas, Owner, Decaneas Archive

Elin Spring, Writer, photography blog, “What Will You Remember?”

Judith Thompson, Director, Harold Feinstein Photography Trust

Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. He began photographing in 1946 when he was 15. By the time he was 19, Edward Steichen had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art making him the youngest person to be so honored. Before the age of 30, he had become the youngest member of the historic Photo League, a designer for historic Blue Note Records, an original inhabitant of New York’s legendary Jazz Loft,” and a collaborator with W. Eugene Smith.

While he is best know for his Coney Island work, which spans six decades, his breadth and exposure is far greater, encompassing classic street photography, the Korean War, nudes and portraits as well as digital color still life work published in seven books. In 2000 he received the Smithsonian Computerworld Award for his breakthrough work with scanography. In 2011, he received the Living Legend award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. His most recent book, Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective (Nazraeli, 2012), won a PDN photo book of the year award in 2013.

His work is owned by museums worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art, The International Center for Photography, The George Eastman House, The Museum of the City of New York, and over two dozen others. Currently two documentaries are in progress about his life. He passed away on June 20, 2015 at his home in Merrimac, MA.

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