“Harold Feinstein: A Coney Island Summer” is currently on view at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston through September 10. In a press release about the exhibition, Harold Feinstein said he often feels “like I fell out of my mother’s womb onto the beach in Coney Island with a Nathan’s hot dog in my hand with the sounds of kids screaming on the Cyclone.” Feinstein was born on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, in 1931, and “began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15, heading immediately to the Coney Island boardwalk with a Rolleiflex camera he borrowed from a neighbor,” the gallery noted in a statement. Coney Island is full of colorful scenery and characters, though Feinstein spent six decades shooting the neighborhood and boardwalk in black-and-white. Images from this exhibition were recently published for the first time in Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective (Nazraeli Press).
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