Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece

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Stonehenge Overview by Paul Caponigro

On the way to Santa Fe this week I stopped at the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque to see the exhibition Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece. What immediately grabbed my attention was how much depth the silver prints had, especially this image by Paul Caponigro. The stones in this image glowed. The next day I visited the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe and vintage silver prints by Caponigro, Weston, Adams (Ansel and Robert), Friedlander and Lange were crammed into every conceivable space in that house. Of course I love photogravure and platinum-palladium prints, but the smoothness and luminescence of these glossy silver prints made me want to start working in silver again.

Art on the Plains XI

Two images from my Badlands series will be in this year’s Art on the Plains XI show at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND. What makes this extra special is that I’ll be showing alongside my son Miles, who has two images in the show also.

The opening reception is on January 28, 2012 and the exhibition runs through May 20, 2012.

Plains Art Museum, 704, First Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102. (701) 232-3821.

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Art on the Plains XI

I heard yesterday that two of my images of the Badlands have been accepted into next year’s Art on the Plains XI show at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, and that my son Miles has two of his images in the same show also. Great news!

The show opens with a reception on January 28, 2012 and runs through May 20, 2012.

Plains Art Museum, 704, First Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102. (701) 232-3821.

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