“Pennebaker said people with cameras live peculiar and magical lives.” With a great eye and an ability to immediately put people at ease, Harold Feinstein captured searing images of Coney Island in the ‘40s and ‘50s.
His black and white photography spans six decades from the 1940s and celebrates the diversity of his native city, New York. The stunning visions serve as a love letter to the Big Apple and its people.
Be it “Happy Days on the beach”, or striking images of people on the fringes of society, Feinstein’s photography is both poetic and empathetic.
Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein tells the story of the man behind the images, and a photographer whose legacy deserves a lot more recognition.
The screening on Wed 15 May was the UK Premiere for Last Stop Coney Island: The Live and Photography of Harold Feinstein and was followed by a Q&A with the film's director Andy Dunn hosted by Carrie Scott, the curator of Found: A Harold Feinstein Exhibition.
The film is part of our On Photography strand - dedicated to film's about the art of photography.