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.