Barry Feinstein Photography

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  • Barry Feinstein was on the forefront of photography for over 50 years. Known for his iconic musical photographs of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin (“Pearl”), George Harrison (“All Things Must Pass”).
  • Feinstein also shot the Hollywood studio system in the 50s and the 60s, and photographed the likes of Bette Davis, Judy Garland, and Steve McQueen. 
  • As a young “stringer” photographer with the prestigious Magnum Agency, one of his assignments was to trail Richard Nixon during his presidential run. 
  • Barry Photographed several important political rallies including portraits of major political figures from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter.
  • Barry photographed hundreds of album covers, including iconic images of Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Luis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, and numerous other artists. 
  • Feinstein was the exclusive photographer of Bob Dylan’s historic 1966 European Tour as well as his 1974 tour with The Band. 
  • Barry filmed the famous Avant Guard hand-held graveyard tripping sequence in the iconic 1969 movie Easy Rider.
  • Barry is a well-known and sought-after archivist of the world of rock and roll; and his work resides in major collections. 
  • In 2009, Barry had a solo portrait exhibition at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in London and was part of the “Who Shot Rock n’ Roll” show at the Brooklyn Museum. 
  • Barry Feinstein has been awarded over thirty American and International Art Director and photo-journalism awards. 
  • The Feinstein Archives is a visual record of important social and historical context from the 1950s to the present time. 
  • Barry’s photographs continue to be published in magazines such as Rolling Stone, LIFE, Look, Esquire, Time, Newsweek and countless more.
  • Barry continues to be published by such well-respected sources such as Simon & Shuster, Genesis, Omnibus and Doubleday. 
  • He was art director for several photography books and his work continues to show in galleries the world over.