In what will almost certainly be one of my personal photographic highlights of 2011, the Farnsworth Museum is hosting an exhibition of Paul Caponigro’s work from May 7th to October 9th. Caponigro is widely considered to be both a master printer and one of the preeminent landscape photographers ever and his work is absolutely stunning. You can’t get much more of a much-see than this. I consider his work, along with a few others such as Michael Kenna and Eliot Porter, to be one of the strongest influences on my own work (or at least what I attempt to do), despite the obvious differences.
It is actually hard to find a large amount of Caponigro’s work online, but you can find some at the link above as well as here and here – this interview is good, too. I have quite a few of his books (shocking, I know) and I’ll be reviewing each as we lead up to the show – it will be good to take this opportunity to review his complete body of work and then to see 60+ prints in person.