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Monday, August 18, 2014

Aug 5 to Aug 30

Two Generations
Paul and John Paul
Caponigro

August 5 - 30
Reception | Tuesday, August 12, 5-6:30pm


©Paul Caponigro

The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit "Two Generations". It will highlight the careers of the family of artists as well as changing media and practices in the fine art of photography. The juxtaposition of different media may seem startling at first. While Paul is a traditional straight shooter, John is a process artist. Yet, after careful inspection, what is more apparent are the similarities. It becomes clear that each artist's work influences the other. Both artists share a strong dedication to their craft and a deep reverence for nature.

Fine art photographer Paul Caponigro’s fifty plus year career has been an illustrious one.  He is currently regarded as one of America’s foremost landscape photographers. Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned as one of America’s most significant master photographers. Paul was captured by photography early in life and the camera quickly became a lasting vehicle for reflection and discovery in nature. When he was thirteen, he began to explore the world around him with his camera and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly fifty years. A student of Minor White he later discovered a kindred spirit with the west coast school of photography. In 1966 he began an enduring affinity with the megalithic structures of the British Isles. Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in most history of photography texts and contemporary art museums. His exquisite craft and intense mystical sensibility bring to light images of extraordinary wonder he describes as “dreams locked in silver”.

Paul's son, John Paul Caponigro, is one of the most prominent artists working in digital photography. His life-long study of the arts began at an early age with his family and later included undergraduate studies at Yale University. John Paul dynamically combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes using state-of-the-art digital technology. Respected as an authority on creativity and fine art digital printing, he is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing extensively at conferences, universities, and museums, in venues as diverse as Photoshop World, MIT and TEDx. He teaches workshops globally.  John Paul’s work has been published widely in numerous periodicals and books including Art News and The Ansel Adams Guide. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and a columnist for the Huffington Post, he is the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class and the DVD series R/Evolution. John Paul is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, an Epson Stylus Pro, and an X-Rite Coloratti. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Canon, Epson, Kodak, and Sony. His art has been exhibited internationally and purchased by numerous private and public collections including Princeton University, the Estée Lauder collection, and the Smithsonian (a collection that includes items from every media he has worked in).  His life’s work is both a call to connection with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction with our environment during a time of rapid change.

 

Aug 6 to Sep 13

Brendan Bullock
Travel Journals

August 6 - September 13
Opening Reception | Thursday, August 7, 5-7pm
Artist Talk | Thursday, August 28, 5:30pm

PhoPa Gallery
132 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103
Monday - Wednesday 12-5pm and by appointment

 


©Brendan Bullock

Brendan Bullock’s Travel Journals serve as a documentation of his experiences across land and sea. Enticed by events world wide, Bullock has found himself amidst the largest livestock festival, Puskar Mela, in India; documenting humanitarian projects throughout Peru and Tanzania; and exploring the desolate ghost towns of Newfoundland. Using photography as a catalyst for interaction, Bullock’s deeply intimate images capture the visual and emotional moments most important to him. On photographing his travels, Bullock states, “I have strongly felt the experiences I have while traveling, and the interactions with those that I encounter, are more important than the pictures."

Brendan Bullock received his B.A. in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in 2001. He then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001 where he worked in fine art galleries while also assisting several fine art and documentary photographers. He relocated to Maine where he worked at Maine Media Workshops as a teaching assistant from 2009-2011 and taught his first solo workshop in 2014. Currently Bullock is a full time freelance portrait, editorial, and wedding photographer, as well as a nationally exhibiting fine artist. 

For more information, please visit PhoPa Gallery's website here.

Aug 18

August 18| 7:30 | Rockport Opera House | Downstairs | Free and Open to the Public

JILL ENFIELD

A fine art and commercial photographer, Jill began with a focus on still lives and landscapes using a variety of alternative process techniques for which she has achieved world-wide recognition. This work is showcased in her first book, “Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide to Alternative Processes” which won the Golden Light Award for Best Technical Book of 2002. Ten years ago, with a custom built portable darkroom, Jill began making wet plate collodion portraits of immigrants who came to New York City from around the world. As a protest against the profiling and prejudice, Jill tributes the “New Americans” who enrich the hosting culture with their own foreign experience. The resulting body of work is to be a section in her new book, “Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Procesess: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques” published by Focal Press and has a Summer 2013 store date.  This will coincide with a 3 month exhibition on Ellis Island as part of the opening of a new wing of their museum.

Jill has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at schools in New York City and across the country as well as Scandanavia, Europe and South America. Her personal work is in collections and has appeared in many magazines throughout the world. Jill’s commercial clients include Fortune Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Kodak, Hasselblad, Nikon, Penguin Putnam, Inc., St. Martin’s Press, LIFE, and many others. Her personal work has appeared in Camera Art’s, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Nikon World, Camera & Darkroom Techniques, ZOOM, Shutterbug, PDN and others.

Jill’s work was one of 42 images selected from thousands on file with the city through the HERE IS NEW YORK Archive to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 911. Jill has been a “Legend Behind the Lens” for Nikon, a representative for Lowepro and SanDisk and is on the board of Freestyle Photographics.

To see a 2 minute quick time video of Jill making a wet plate collodion portrait, search Jill Enfield on youtube.com

To see more work, go to: wwww.jillenfield.com

 

Jill will be teaching Wet Plate Collodion: Studio & Location Lighting Practices at MMW + C

 

 

CONNIE IMBODEN

Connie Imboden’s photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C., Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany and many other public and private collections in Europe and the Americas. Her work has been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums in England, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States.

Her first book of images, Out of Darkness, won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schönste Bucher Aus Aller Welt (Most Beautiful Book in the World)” award in 1993.  In 2009, Insight Editions published her latest monograph entitled “Reflections: 25 Years of Photography by Connie Imboden” , which includes a preface by Julian Cox, forward by John Wood, and introduction by Arthur Ollman.  Her work has also been documented in catalogs accompanying solo shows at the Museum of the photographic Arts, San Diego California, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, and the Galerie Municipale du Chateau d’ Eau, Toulouse, France.  Imboden’s work has been featured in such periodicals as Focus, Aperture, American Photo, Camera and Darkroom, FotoPractica, Photographies, PHOTOgraphics, Photo Metro, Photonews, Photo Review, Black and White, Ag, View Camera, Inked, Vis A Vis, and Zoom Magazine.

Imboden currently teaches photography at the Maryland Institute, where her experience as a photographer began, and at the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME.  Additionally she has done workshops at the: International Center For Photography in New York City,  Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in Massachusetts, The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, Recontres Internationales de la Photographie Workshop, Arles,  France, The School for Photographic Studies in Prague, Czech Republic and The Union of Arab Photographers at the United Arab Emirates.

Connie will be teaching The Human Form at MMW + C