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Paul Caponigro

Portrait of Paul Caponigro
Ted Orland


Paul Caponigro


(1932 - )


About the Photographer

Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned as one of America’s most significant master photographers. When he was thirteen, he began to explore the world around him with his camera and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly seventy years. He is currently regarded as one of America’s foremost landscape photographers.

Acclaimed for his spiritually moving images of Stonehenge and other Celtic megaliths of England and Ireland, Caponigro has also photographed the temples, shrines and sacred gardens of Japan and inspires viewers with glimpses of deep, mystical woodland of his New England haunts.

Caponigro approaches nature receptively, preferring to utilize an intuitive focus rather that merely arranging or recording forms and surface details.

Music has always been an essential aspect of his life. Although he shifted from the piano to photography early in his artistic career, he remains a dedicated pianist and believes his musical training and insight contributes significantly to his photographic imagery. In his photographs the visual ‘silence’ becomes as tangible as ‘sound’.

Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in the photographic collections of most museums, texts on the history of photography and is one of the undisputed masters of photography.



Paul Caponigro - Original Photographs

Paul Caponigro - Landscapes

Paul Caponigro - Megaliths

Paul Caponigro - Still Life

Paul Caponigro - Sunflowers

Paul Caponigro - Book


Paul Caponigro - Notecards



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