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NANPA Roadshow: Learning from the Masters of Photography (Maine)

NANPA is pleased to announce this Road Show Seminar to be held in Thomaston, Maine on October 12, 2013 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Thomaston, ME. Road Shows are indoor seminars hosted by well-known leaders - your hosts for this event will be Ron Rosenstock and Paul Caponigro. Cost will be only $99.00 for NANPA members...
Online Registration is now open!

Just the Facts...

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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time:   9 am to 4 pm
Cost: $99 for NANPA Members / $129 for non-members
  $110 for camera club members in groups of 4 or more... Camera clubs please contact the NANPA office for details on this offer.
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites [venue details]
(Special room rate and discount code will be available soon. Check back later before making your room reservations.)
Last Date to Register: September 30, 2013
Max Attendees: 30

Topics Covered...

By visiting major museums world wide, it becomes obvious who the "Masters of Photograph" are. The tradition of photography as fine art has numerous "Masters" including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Minor White and Paul Caponigro. Modern photographers often know little of the origins of fine art photography, and less as to what can be learned from the "Masters of Photography."

This NANPA Road Show will give participants an opportunity to gain insight into what has motivated the Masters. Paul Caponigro has agreed to share his thoughts about how he makes his photographs and then respond to questions.

I will also share my insights as to what has motivated me since my first workshop with Minor White in 1967. I'd like to share the greatest learning experiences I've had working with Minor White and also with Paul Caponigro, back in the early 1970's.

I'll address topics such as what the "Masters of Photography" share in common. What keeps the flame of creativity burning brightly? What creates the need to create? What are the major differences between Silver and digital photography?

Attendees will gain insight and inspiration and will therefore formulate there own photographic goals with greater clarity.

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Ron Rosenstock
Paul Caponigro
Paul Caponigro -

Paul Caponigro studied with Minor White and has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and three grants from the NEA. His best known photographs are Running White Deer and Galaxy Apple. His subject matter includes landscape and still life, taking an interest in natural forms. He is best known for his landscape works and for the mystical and spiritual qualities of his work. He is often regarded as one of America's foremost landscape photographers. Caponigro's first one-man exhibition took place at the George Eastman House in 1958. In the 1960s Caponigro taught photography part-time at Boston University while consulting the Polaroid Corporation on various technical research.

In 1971, his work was exhibited in group exhibition "Le Group Libre Expression : Expo 5", presented by Jean-Claude Gautrand, at Les Rencontres d'Arles festival, France.

Caponigro's work is included in the collections of the Guggenheim, Whitney, Norton Simon Museum, Museum of New Mexico and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2001.

Caponigro is a dedicated pianist and considers his training with music to be essential to his photographic imagery.

Ron Rosenstock
Ron ROsenstock
Ron Rosenstock -

Born in 1943, Ron Rosenstock earned his MA degree in Photography from Goddard College. He had studied Photography with Minor White  in study groups and workshops from 1967 to 1973. Ron has also participated in private studies with Paul Caponigro from 1969 to the present.

Ron has published five photography books; The Light of Ireland (with an Introduction by Paul Caponigro), Chiostro: Photographs of Italy, Hymn To The Earth (with poetry by the Irish Poet, Gabriel Rosenstock and an introduction by Carl Chiarenza), JOURNEYS (with an introduction by Paul Turnbull and a Preface by B.A. King), and most recently, The Invisible Light, Infrared photographs with accompanying Haiku.

Ron's photographs are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, International Center of Photography and the Polaroid Collection.

He has been honored with  well over 100  exhibits in the United States as well as Many countries in Europe. Presently Ron is a frequent lecturer to social, community and professional groups as well as  being an international Photo tour leader in Iceland, Morocco, Italy, Ireland, Peru, Bhutan, Greece and the Czech Republic.

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