Two Generations Talk : Paul & John Paul Caponigro – Online MMW

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Recorded May 10, 2022 – 1 PM EST

 

Two Generations In Conversation, an afternoon with father Paul Caponigro and son John Paul Caponigro cohosted by Maine Media Workshops. During this captivating hour, the Caponigros, after a brief viewing of images, will share their thoughts about the soul of photography, the joys of printing, and how the two are related. Then we’ll finish our program with a lively question and answer session open to all participants.

Enjoy this shorter video as either an appetizer or a dessert.

Three Simple Lines / Natalie Goldberg & John Paul Caponigro

 

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Find Natalie Golberg’s new book Three Simple Lines here.

Tuesday, May 24 – 6:00 to 7:00 pm MT – Online At The Santa Fe Workshops

Creativity Continues at Santa Fe Workshops when author Natalie Goldberg joins John Paul Caponigro for an intriguing conversation about how words make images and images make words. Natalie sets the tone and the stage for the evening by reading from her newest book, Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage Into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku. Then John Paul and Natalie discuss the larger themes of how writing and perception are deeply intertwined and how writing can be both inspiring and useful for visual artists. The program finishes with a lively question and answer session — first between Natalie and John Paul and then open to all participants.

Natalie Goldberg, author of 16 books, including the bestselling Writing Down The Bones, a delightfully companionable exploration of writing as a practice of mindfulness. In Three Simple Lines, she highlights the history of haiku poetry, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. A fellow seeker who travels to Japan to explore the birthplace of haiku, Goldberg revels in everything she encounters, including food and family, painting and fashion, frogs, and ponds. She also experiences and allows readers to share in the spontaneous and profound moments of enlightenment and awakening that haiku promises.

 

below – a comparison between Basho’s most famous haiku in Japanese and English

 

Recommended Reading On Haiku

Writing & Enjoying Haiku – Jane Reichold
If you only read one book on haiku, start here.
This is the book I occassionally give to my students.

Haiku – The Sacred Art – Margaret D McGee
An accessible western perspective on haiku as a spiritual practice

The Haiku Seasons – William R Higginson
Focuses on the importance of seasons in haiku
Written by one of the west’s great haiku scholars

Haiku: A Poet’s Guide
Paints a broad picture of the diverse practices within haiku
A classic by one of the west’s great scholars

The Haiku Handbook – William R Higginson and Penny Harter
A concise history
A classic by one of the west’s great scholars

A History Of Haiku / Vol 1 – R H Blyth
A History Of Haiku / Vol 2 – R H Blyth
An expansive history
A classic by one of the west’s great scholars

Ikigai And Other Japanese Words To Live By
Details Japanese words/concepts important to their culture’s philosophy/aesthetic
Not a book on haiku but includes haiku
Includes 28 photographs by Michael Kenna

Find Natalie Golberg’s new book Three Simple Lines here.

Join Me For My Melt Down Talk – 5/5/19

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May 5th

3-5 pm

CMCA

Rockland, Maine

I’ll be presenting a free public talk during The Center For Maine Contemporary Art’s exhibit Melt Down.
I’ll share my personal story as an environmentally concerned artist, stories from my 16 trips to Antarctica and Greenland, current climate news – bad and good, ways you can contribute, helpful resources, inspiring images and texts, and more.
I’ll be joined by World Ocean Observatory founder Peter Neill.
Join us for a lively conversation as we celebrate the world’s waters!
 

Two Exhibits / Two Lectures – Generations & Process

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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.

Lecture – Process / John Paul Caponigro Tonight 18:30 EST


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.

Free Presentation at MIT – 10/12/11


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!