Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned
as one of Americas 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 Americas
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
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, Caponigros
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.