Thursday March 26 at 6 pm I’ll present a Canon sponsored lecture at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia.

I’ll discuss the creative process from many angles in a set of interrelated short lectures, sharing my thoughts on photography, telling the stories behind some of my classic images, and demonstrating the techniques I use.

The concurrent exhibits Generations (father / son) and Process will be on display until March 28th.

Find details and directions here.

March 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

New Hampshire Institute Of Art

Manchester, NH

52 Concord Street Auditorium

“Continuing the Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art lecture series, John Paul Caponigro details the many aspects of his creative process — color, composition, drawing, iphoneography, writing and more. He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with them contribute to the completion of finished works of art. The resulting synergy is stimulating, enriching, and enlivening. While he shows you that you already know how to write, draw, and photograph, he also shows you how these seemingly separate disciplines and creations combine dynamically to form a single creative process that results in a life’s work.”

Find out more here.

Preview the book Process here.

Watch the TED talk here.

I’ll be making a presentation which is free and open to the public  - sponsored by Canon.

Wednesday, October 12 at 6 pm at MIT (Boston) in building 7 room 431.

The presentation will be a series of several short lectures.

A Call To Connection a 5 minute overview of my work to date

Antarctica – a 15 minute overview of my first editorial project

Illuminating Creativity – a 20 minute overview of creative process highlighted in my TEDx talk

21st Century Photography – a 30 minute overview of how new technology expands photographic practices

Find directions here; type in building 7.

Join me for an exciting evening!


Today from 1-2:30 I’ll be presenting my work and share my creative techniques at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia’s Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium 320 S Broad St.

This Canon sponsored event is free and open to the public.


Tonight I present my lectures Illuminating Creativity and Antarctica.

Sponsored by Canon, the lecture is free and open to the public.

7-9 pm at the Peak Digital Imaging Society in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock


I lecture tonight at 7pm in Milwaukie at CoPA.
I’ll discuss my creative process and new work from my project Antarctica.
The lecture is free and open to the public thanks to Canon.

This evening is always one of my favorite events. DiVitale, Glyda, McNally, Maisel, Versace, Caponigro, Peterson. We all show recent work and talk about our creative processes. What we do. What we produce. Why we do the things we do. The really important stuff. It’s always different. I never do the same thing twice.

The evening is full of great pearls of wisdom. Like Joe McNally’s “If you want to take more interesting pictures, go to more interesting places.” Or, Jay Maisel, “Let the picture come to you.” Or Vincent Versace’s quotes of Ernst Hass, “Don’t take pictures. Be taken by pictures.” and Cartier Bresson, “Give me inspiration over perspiration.”

Tonight I’ll be showing new work from my recent voyage to Antarctica in January 2009.

See my work in Antarctica here and stay tuned for new updates.
See my text on Antarctica here and stay tuned for updates.
Watch for my Antarctica Blurb book update later this spring.

See upcoming destinations here.

Tonight, for the first time, I’ll be showing new work from my Antarctica January, 2009 voyage. I’ll also reveal a lot about my creative process; camera, software, drawing, and writing technique and how it all goes together. The lecture is at 7 pm at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (outside of Chicago). Sponsored by Canon, the lecture is free and open to the public.

See my previous Antarctica posts. Type Antarctica into Search.
Stay tuned here and to Insights for upcoming online releases.
Check out my upcoming field workshops in Palm Springs, Namibia, Maine, and Iceland.

Tonight from 7-9 in San Francisco at the Academy of Arts, I lecture on my work and creative process with an eye towards advances in technology. The lecture is free and open to the public – sponsored by Canon.

Here’s an excerpt.

I often encounter resistance to new practices in photography. Some say, “You can’t do that.” I reply, “I just did.” They respond, “But that’s cheating.” I counter “Whose game are you playing?”

There’s no such thing as cheating in the creative arts. There is such a thing as misrepresentation. As creators we all share a responsibility to disclose our process so that viewers can react in informed ways. This has never been more true than today, where technology challenges many of the assumptions that were almost too easy to make in the past. This cultural dialog is an important part of understanding where we are today, how we got here, and where we may be going.

Listen to my artist’s statements here.
See my work here.

San Diego – Lecture Tonight & Workshop Next Two Days

November 20, 2008 | Comments Off |

Lecture – Museum of Photographic Arts

Tonight from 7-9 in San Diego at the Museum of Photographic Arts and Cuyamaca College, I lecture on my work and creative process.

Here’s an excerpt from my statement A Call To Connection. “This work is a call to incite conscientious creative interaction with our total environment. This work is a call to connection with us. If we feel that we are a part of nature, conscientious practices will no longer need to be legislated, they will simply happen. If we feel that we are not insignificant, we will act to make our own positive contributions in our own unique and creative ways.”

Read my Artist’s statements here.

See my work here.

Workshop – Julia Dean in San Diego

Friday and Saturday I’ll be teaching a workshop – The Power of Color. Space is still available.

Find out more here.

Find more Canon sponsored events here.

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