“Coney Island is and always will be ‘the people’s playground.’ It’s a place where people of all backgrounds come to have a good time. ”
Photos ©Harold Feinstein, Coney Island.Photographer Harold Feinstein has spent 60 years photographing the Coney Island boardwalk, capturing several generations of New Yorkers. On the first photo, 1947, we can see four nuns on a bench. The following four pictures were taken in 1949, 1951, 1977 and 1995.
The last one, “Music of the People”, is a photomontage. It consists of a score sheet for a song, notated by people sitting and walking in Coney Island.It was part of a campaign for a turkish radio : Açiq Radyo .