Harold Feinstein (03:22)
A photographer can chart his or her artistic course. Feinstein's works include "Beauty Parlor Window," "Window Washer," "Girl in Harlem Window," and more. Experts reflect on his style and skill. (Credits)
Coney Island (07:25)
The area is Feinstein's first destination when he begins taking pictures. He reflects on capturing images of people and activities. Experts discuss Feinstein's approach and ability to capture the essence of New York.
Brooklyn, New York (05:31)
Feinstein's parents move to Benshonhurst from Eastern Europe. Feinstein recalls playing stickball, fearing his father, hero worshiping his brother, and developing an interest in photography. Feinstein moves out of the house at age 15.
"Social Photography" (05:09)
Feinstein wants to capture life as it is. Experts discuss his outlook, talent, and the Photo League. At age 19, Feinstein sells two photographs to Edward Steichen.
Korean War (04:49)
Clark Macomber recalls watching an albatross and meeting Feinstein. Feinstein photographs draftees, capturing their emotions and revealing aspects of a soldier's daily life.
Manhattan, New York (06:50)
Feinstein and other artists take residence in a loft building on 6th Ave; he recalls producing album covers for Blue Note. Feinstein takes various street photographs. His prints exhibit deep tonalities.
"The Family of Man" (02:57)
In the 1950s, Feinstein publishes images and exhibits several prints. Steichen asks him to participate in a touring exhibition. Feinstein refuses to relinquish artistic control and withdraws, negatively impacting his career.
Photography Teacher (08:47)
Dorrie Glen-Woodon recalls a two year period with Feinstein. Feinstein moves to Philadelphia and begins teaching. Former students recall his teaching methods and influence. Gjon Feinstein reads a poem written by his father.
Feinstein's Mental Health (05:04)
Glen-Woodon and Feinstein separate, but co-parent their children. Feinstein struggles with alcoholism and addiction-related issues. Experts discuss his photographs of children.
Exposing Feinstein's Work (05:47)
Jason Landry recalls seeing Feinstein's photographs and working to get his images published. Galleries around the world exhibit Feinstein's work.
Coney Island: July 2014 (03:03)
Feinstein reflects on goodbyes, seeing life through an artistic lens, and appreciating his gift. His art reveals who he is as a person.
Credits: The Man Who Shot New York (01:02)
Credits: The Man Who Shot New York
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