Paul Caponigro - Stone Churches of Ireland

Paul Caponigro - Stone Churches of Ireland

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Volume 9 in the Lodima Press Portfolio Book Series

An extension of Caponigro's photographs of megaliths and monoliths.

. . . stone churches date from around the sixth to seventh centuries . . . in their simplicity of using the bones of the Mother Earth and manner of integrating all within the land, they seemed to echo the pagan past of the megaliths that evoked the mysteries of nature. — Paul Caponigro

Softbound Edition of 1000 Copies

Printed by SALTO in 600 Line Screen Quadtone
9 5/8 x 8 5/8-inches - 24 Pages
14 Reproductions

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PAUL CAPONIGRO was born in Boston in 1932 and encountered photography while studying piano at Boston University. Drafted in 1953, he was stationed in San Francisco as a photographer and there he met and studied with Benjamin Chin. Following his separation from the Army in 1955, he returned to Boston. Between 1957 and 1959 he studied with Minor White, and in 1958 he had his first one-man exhibition at George Eastman House.

In 1962 he published his first portfolio of original prints and in 1967 his first monograph was published. In 1966 he traveled to Europe, in particular to Ireland and England, and returned there nearly every year for the next decade. In the early 1970s, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lived for nearly twenty years before returning to his native New England to reside in Maine.

Caponigro's photographs are in numerous museum collections throughout the United States and Europe. He has been the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, and in 2001 he was enrolled as an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.


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This is an ongoing series of beautiful, yet affordable photography books of previously unpublished work by leading and emerging contemporary photographers. These books are printed to the high standards for which Lodima Press has become known—600-line screen quadtone on heavy cover stock, insuring that the reproductions are true to the originals.

Each book in the series contains from 10 to 18 photographs and includes a statement by the photographer. The books have 24 pages and are 9 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ in size.

Published in a signed and numbered hardbound edition limited to 100 copies for $135 each. They are available only to subscribers to the entire series. The softbound edition is limited to 1000 copies, and books are available individually for $39.95 each or by subscription to the entire series for $29.95 each.

The series was available in both a softbound edition limited to 1000 copies (sold individually and by subscription to the entire series), and a hardbound edition limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, originally available as a complete set and by subscription only. We are now making available the few signed and numbered books from incomplete sets. 


1. Nicholas Nixon – Home
2. Carl Chiarenza – Solitudes
3. George Tice – Common Mementos
4. Keith Carter – Opera Nuda
5. Linda Connor – Heaven|Earth
6. Larry Fink – Primal Elegance
7. Arthur Tress – Planets
8. Marilyn Bridges – Flights Through Time
9. Paul Caponigro – Stone Churches of Ireland
10. Douglas Mellor – Still
11. Hans Bol – The Studios of Pietrasanta
12. Robert Adams – Close at Hand
13. Eric Lindbloom – Salt Grass
14. Arno Rafael Minkkinen – Balanced Equation