Harold Feinstein, master photographer and renowned teacher, died in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. His wife, Judith Thompson, was at his side. Feinstein was born in Coney Island Hospital in 1931 of Jewish immigrant parents. He began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15 by borrowing a Rolleiflex from a neighbor and heading to Coney Island. Certain of his calling as an artist, he dropped out of school at the age of 16 and became the youngest member of the historic Photo League in 1949. By the time he was 19, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art making him the youngest photographer to be so honored. The first important opportunity to show his work came in 1954 as part of a group show at The Whitney Museum and was followed by a group show at the Museum of Modern Art and solo shows at the George Eastman House (1957) and the legendary Limelight Gallery (1958). When he was just 27, Jacob Deschin, the phot

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