Untitled (Landscape with Clouds), n.d.
Paul Caponigro (American, born 1932)
gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Gift of Gil and Eileen Hitchcock, 1989
Paul Caponigro, born in Boston, began to explore the world around him with his camera at age thirteen and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly fifty years. In the late 1950s he studied with Minor White, finding in White's teaching both an inspiration and a challenge to pursue his own vision. For Caponigro this would mean not only refining his craft to its highest potential, but learning to approach nature receptively, intending, in his own words, "to sense an emotional shape or grasp some inner visitation." Caponigro is also a dedicated pianist, and considers his life with music to be essential to his photographic imagery.