Gelatin silver print
all ed. 18 of 60
21" x 17"
All signed Paul Caponigro in pencil, lower right
Image size is 13.25" x 9.75"
With a career spanning sixty years, Paul Caponigro is internationally regarded as one of the greatest photographers of our time. Born in Boston in 1932, Caponigro worked as a photographer while he was a soldier in the Korean war. In the early 1950's, he met and studied with teachers and students of the West Coast School of Photography including Minor White who was influential in his work. During these years his photographs appeared in Aperture magazine and were exhibited at the George Eastman House. In 1966 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which enabled him to travel to Ireland where he began his lifelong interest photographing megalithic sites like Stonehenge.
Caponigro has devoted his life to exploring the natural world and architecture. His Stonehenge series is exemplary of that desire. The Stonehenge series consisted of (12) gelatin silver prints depicting the magnificence of this prehistoric monument in Europe. This lot contains (5) of the Stonehenge series which are all included in the book Megaliths which is an exploration of the power and beauty of the ancient Celtic and British Isles megaliths.