Paul Caponigro  (American, 1932) 

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Paul Caponigro (American, b.1932) is a Contemporary photographer born in Boston, MA. After attending the Boston University College of Music from 1950 until 1951, where he studied piano, he began studying photography with Benjamen Chinn (American, 1921–2009)—a student of Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) and Minor White (American, 1908–1976)—at the California School of Fine Art. Caponigro worked with White intermittently as a student and an assistant, and this relationship and White’s teachings had a significant impact on development of Caponigro’s style. Caponigro frequently photographs landscapes and images of nature, including flowers, cloud formations, and forest settings. His first solo exhibition took place in 1958 at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. In 1960, Caponigro began teaching photography at Boston University. He was awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, in 1966 and 1975, which enabled him to pursue a long-term project of photographing ancient megalithic structures in England and Ireland. During the 1970s, Caponigro moved to New Mexico and photographed the American Southwest while living in Santa Fe. His work is included in numerous collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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Paul Caponigro, Byodo-In, Kyoto, Japan

 

Paul Caponigro
Byodo-In, Kyoto, Japan
1976

Pucker Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Shimanawa Rope, Izumo Tai, Japan

 

Paul Caponigro
Shimanawa Rope, Izumo Tai, Japan
1976

Pucker Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Two Pears, Cushing, ME

 

Paul Caponigro
Two Pears, Cushing, ME
1999

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Paul Caponigro, Running White Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland

 

Paul Caponigro
Running White Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland
1947

Pucker Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Little River, Redding, Connecticut

 

Paul Caponigro
Little River, Redding, Connecticut
1968

Etherton Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Trees and Fog, Redding, Connecticut

 

Paul Caponigro
Trees and Fog, Redding, Connecticut
1968

Scott Nichols Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Nahant, Massachusettes

 

Paul Caponigro
Nahant, Massachusettes
1970

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Paul Caponigro, Long Island, New York

 

Paul Caponigro
Long Island, New York
1972

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Paul Caponigro, Kentucky

 

Paul Caponigro
Kentucky
1965

Scott Nichols Gallery
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Paul Caponigro, Redding Woods, Connecticut

 

Paul Caponigro
Redding Woods, Connecticut, 1969
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Paul Caponigro, Detail View, Looking Southwest, Kermario Stone Alignment

 

Paul Caponigro
Detail View, Looking Southwest, Kermario Stone Alignment, 1967
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Paul Caponigro, Untitled (Road)

 

Paul Caponigro
Untitled (Road), 1965
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1932   Born in Boston, MA.
1953   Drafted and stationed in San Francisco as a photographer where he met and studied with Benjamin Chin.
1955 - 1957   Studied with Minor White in Rochester, New York, where he was introduced to various philosophical disciplines.
1958   Had his first one-man exhibition at George Eastman House.
1960   Began teaching photography at Boston University.
1966   Awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
1975   Awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
2009   Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2008   Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006   Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2005   Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2003   Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)