Environmental photographer lecturing at USF
Sept. 17, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis (USF) will open its free, public Closer Look lecture series with “Landscapes Within: An Evening with John Paul Caponigro” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.
An environmental fine art landscape photographer working in photo-based digital imaging, Caponigro crosses the line between photography and painting, infusing painterly composition and color theory with modern science, psychology, primal cultures and the environment.
“Caponigro’s mysterious and magical images go beyond reality or surrealism. He has created a wonderful new world of his own,” said photographer Arnold Newman. Caponigro has been awarded membership into many photographic organizations, including the Photoshop Hall of Fame, the Epson Stylus Pros, Xrite Coloratti and the Canon Explorers of Light.
The son of the American photographer Paul Caponigro and graphic designer Eleanor Caponigro, he attended Yale University and University of California Santa Cruz, where he trained as a painter and later as a photographer. He then became artist-in-residence at The Center for Creative Imaging in Maine.
He will share images, thoughts and stories driving his work, highlighting useful perceptual skills and personal vision while placing technique within the context of art history. His approach will present images highlighting the artist’s collaboration with nature.
A digital photography pioneer, his images function as windows to exterior landscapes and mirrors of interior landscapes, his contemporaries say. Pointing beyond objectivity and subjectivity toward inter-subjectivity, they reveal the deep human involvement in experiences of the world. A series of invitations to look, look again, and look at looking, they call to connection—with oneself, one another and the larger world.
The Closer Look series at USF is possible in part by support from Canon Explorers of Light, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Call 260.399.8064 for more information.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.
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