Paul Caponigro

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About Paul Caponigro

Paul Caponigro is a contemporary American Photographer. Born in Boston in 1932, Caponigro began photographing at the age of thirteen. Though Caponigro began studying music at the Boston University College of Music in 1950, he later decided to focus on photography and took courses at the California School of Fine Art where Ansel Adams had established the first photography program in the United States. Despite the artistic shift, Caponigro maintained his commitment to his musical studies of the piano, which he believes has a significant influence on his photographic imagery. Caponigro is best known for his black and white images of landscapes, nature, and still lives, and for the spiritual quality of his work. He has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships, three NEA grants, and the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography.

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