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Woods, Lubec, Maine | Paul Caponigro
A photograph of woods in Lubec, Maine by photographer, Paul Caponigro. The photograph dates to about 1960. The Tides Institute acquired the photograph at auction in Boston after being tipped off about the photograph and auction by one of the institute’s trustees. Caponigro was part of a group of Boston based artists who visited Lubec for many years and particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. They were led there by artist, Nina Bohlen, whose family had deep ties to Lubec and had houses and land there. In addition to Caponigro and Bohlen, other Boston based artist who were part of the annual artist migration to Lubec included Hyman Bloom, Steven Trefonides, Nicholas Dean and Marie Cosindas. Caponigro was born in Boston in 1932 and studied with photographer, Minor White, and then taught photography part-time at Boston University in the 1960s. Later, for 20 years, Caponigro lived in New Mexico where he explored the landscape of the American Southwest. He is considered one of the leading landscape photographers in the United States. Caponigro’s photograph of woods in Lubec, Maine is one of two photographs by him of Lubec in the collections of the Tides Institute. The other is a landscape photograph of Raven’s Gulch that dates to 1960. The institute also has a photograph of Caponigro taken at Lubec during this same time by fellow Boston photographer and Lubec visitor, Nicholas Dean. Artist: Paul Caponigro Medium: Photograph Classification: Photographs Old Accession Number: 186