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April 15, 2015

35 Stunning Photographs Capture Daily Life in Coney Island From the 1940s and 1950s

Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. He began his career in photography in 1946 at the age of 15 and within four short years, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

In his early career, Feinstein was best known for his black and white documentary style work, and particularly his extensive Coney Island portfolio, which has been shown often throughout his life in galleries, museums and journals.
“When I first picked up a camera at age 15, I headed straight for Coney Island. I continued heading there year after year for the next six decades!”

(Photos © Harold Feinstein)



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