Paul Caponigro - and why he matters



Thanks to Beatrice Dina on Youtube. A short video featuring Paul Caponigro talking about his work.

The video captures a lot of what I remember of Paul, including his attachment to music as a way of enriching his work/life. Should be required viewing for photographers who like to talk a great picture. Instead of making one.



P.S. I remember after the event referred to in my previous post, after Martin Parr had finished his slide presentation of what was then new colour work from the New Brighton project (and left) Paul Caponigro made a very telling comment in passing.
"Robert Frank allowed his subjects to retain their dignity."
He didn't criticize Parr's work directly. He didn't need to. He'd made a very telling observation that showed both his thorough understanding of the personal approach to photography pioneered by Frank but also an innate understanding of the humanity that was evident in much of Frank's work. But that seemed so absent in the newer photographer's work.

Paul Caponigro is one class act!
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