Paul Caponigro is known as one of America’s most significant master photographers. Born on December 7th, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, Caponigro's photographic journey began at a young age. When he was thirteen, Paul began to explore the world around him with his camera, subsequently sustaining a career spanning nearly fifty 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 more recently photographed the temples, shrines and sacred gardens of Japan. Caponigro also inspires viewers with glimpses of deep, mystical woodland of his New England haunts. He 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. Through his photographs the visual silence becomes as tangible as sound.
Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in most history of photography texts and contemporary art museums.