Feinstein, a longtime resident of Woodstock, N.Y., died Thursday at the age of 80, his wife Judith Jamison Feinstein told the Los Angeles Times.
He was one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, photographing more than 500 album covers, including Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Joplin's "Pearl," George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass," the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man," Dave Mason's "Alone Together" and Eric Clapton's debut solo album "Eric Clapton."
"I'd put Barry in the top five of all-time rock photographers," Peter Blachley, owner of the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City, which represents Feinstein's photography, told the newspaper.
Feinstein was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Philadelphia. He attended the University of Miami and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a photographer.
He was married and divorced from singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, with whom he had a daughter, and to actress Carol Wayne, with whom he had a son.