Barry Feinstein

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Barry Feinstein (born February 4, 1931 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , † October 20, 2011 in Woodstock , New York ) was an American photographer .


Barry Feinstein, born in Philadelphia in 1931, began taking photos in his youth. In 1955 he got a job as an assistant at Life magazine . As a result, he became a sought-after photographer in Hollywood ; there he worked with Marlene Dietrich , Judy Garland , Charlton Heston , Jayne Mansfield and Steve McQueen, among others . His works, including pictures by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon , have appeared in magazines such as Time , Esquire and Newsweek .

Feinstein became known as a photographer on the music scene in the 1960s. He accompanied Bob Dylan on his tour through England in 1966 and shot the cover photos of numerous albums, including for Dylan's album The Times They Are a-Changin ' and for Janis Joplin , George Harrison and the Rolling Stones . In 1974 he toured again with Bob Dylan, this time with The Band through the United States.

An accident in 1993 impaired Feinstein's ability to operate cameras. In 2008 he published two books: one contained 23 of his early Hollywood works along with poems written by Bob Dylan in 1964; the second showed photos from Dylan's tours. Feinstein's photographs from the 1966 tour were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2009 . He died on October 20, 2011 at the age of 80 in Woodstock, New York.


  • Early Dylan . Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1999, ISBN 9780821225349 .
  • Hollywood Photo Rhetoric: The Lost Manuscript . Simon & Schuster, London 2008, ISBN 978-1847374677 .
  • Real Moments: Bob Dylan: The Photographs of Barry Feinstein 1966–1974 . Omnibus Press, London 2008, ISBN 978-1847721051 .

Filmography (selection)

  • 1984: The Bear (The Bear) (title design and still photographer )
  • 1988: Kansas (still photographer)
  • 2005: Steve McQueen - Passionately Cool (Dedication for television)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Music Obituaries: Barry Feinstein. The Telegraph , October 21, 2011, accessed October 22, 2011 .