BARRY FEINSTEIN


BARRY FEINSTEIN

Barry Feinstein was a photographer, cameraman and art director who created many of the entertainment industry’s most compelling and memorable images. His work has appeared in countless publications including “Life”, “Look”, “Time”, “Esquire”, “Newsweek”, “GQ”, “Rolling Stone”, “Mojo” and “The New York Times”.

Most famous for his album cover artwork, Barry is responsible for over 500 cover shoots including the classic All Things Must Pass by George Harrison, Pearl by Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton’s first solo album, Ringo by Ringo Starr, The Times They Are a-Changin’ by Bob Dylan, and Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds, to name but a few.

He was the exclusive photographer on Bob Dylan’s legendary 1966 European tour and again for Dylan and The Band’s 1974 US tour. As a cameraman, he documented the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, produced and directed the cult classic film You Are What You Eat and was a cameraman and official photographer for The Concert for Bangla Desh, George Harrison’s groundbreaking charity performance at Madison Square Garden in 1971.

Barry also photographed leading Hollywood and political figures of his day from JFK and Nixon to Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen and Judy Garland.

During his lengthy and varied career, Barry received over thirty US and international art

director and photojournalism awards. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the National Portrait Gallery, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Columbus Museum, Georgia; National Portrait Gallery, Scotland; Gibbes Museum of Art in South Carolina and Hunter Museum in Tennessee.

His photography has also been the subject of several books: Real Moments on Dylan’s 1966 European tour (2009), Early Dylan with Jim Marshall and Daniel Kramer (2005), Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric with Bob Dylan (2010) and Unseen McQueen (2013/2015).

Barry was born in 1931 in Philadelphia and passed away in 2011 in Woodstock, New York, where he lived for many years with his wife, artist Judith Jamison. This photo of him was taken by none other than Bob Dylan!

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