‘THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER
YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF--- THE WORK OF HAROLD FEINSTEIN
A Zoom talk by curator Carrie Scott
And film director Andy Dunn
Please join the Contemporary Art and Design Group (CAAD) for an interesting and stimulating zoom talk with curator Carrie Scott and film director Andy Dunn on the life and work of Harold Feinstein, the American photographer that the New York Times called ““one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience”, who was the subject of the spring show at David Hill Gallery in Notting Hill that Carrie curated. Grab a cup of tea (or something stronger!), pull up a comfy seat and enjoy this ‘tea-time talk, ‘ at 4 pm on Tuesday, December 8th, the first in a series of online talks on contemporary art topics to keep us informed and engaged through the winter!
DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
TIME: 4 PM
LOCATION: YOUR SOFA OR CHAIR
COST: FREE TO AWC MEMBERS
Questions? Contact CAAD activity leader Edee Simon-Israel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After registering for the event, if you would like to receive the free Ethos newspaper from the exhibit, please email Edee your mailing address.
Born in New York in 1931, Feinstein was described by Carrie for the David Hill Gallery website as follows: While influenced by the likes of W. Eugene Smith and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Feinstein was not a photographer who would stand back and observe, unnoticed by his subjects. In fact, in nearly every image, Feinstein’s proximity to his subject is clear. It is this physical closeness, an extension of Feinstein’s profound connection to his subjects, that sets his work apart from other street photographers from the same period. Whether standing over a group of teenagers lying on a Coney Island beach, photographing a couple on the boulevard, or capturing the immutable gaze of a young child, intimacy and compassion sit at the core of each image.
Every woman who signs up for this zoom talk will be sent a complementary free link to view the new documentary film by Andy Dunn: Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein, and if a mailing address is provided, she will be sent a free copy of the Ethos newspaper on the Feinstein exhibit.
For more information about Feinstein:
About Andy Dunn: Andy is a British documentary filmmaker based in London. Starting his career at the BBC, he worked in the Music Television department Producing and Directing authorised biographical TV specials on Elton John, Seasick Steve and Damon Albarn and landmark series on Folk, Punk and Country music. Andy then broadened his scope to direct films on architecture, design, visual art and travel. A passionate photographer Andy often takes on cinematography duties on his films and it’s no coincidence that his first independent, feature doc, Last Stop Coney Island tells the story of the master photographer, Harold Feinstein.