Letters from Donna Lane: Traverse Area Camera Club

Posted on March 12, 2009


Donna Lane has been going to the Traverse Area Camera Club, and invites you to a special program.

TACC Caponigro flyer

The Traverse Area Camera Club has asked us to share with others the fact that the internationally known photographer, John Paul Caponigro, is coming to Traverse City for a one-day lecture on April 25, 2009. John Paul’s father, Paul Caponigro, is a world renowned photographer and was a contemporary and indeed friend of Ansel Adams and Minor White who was his tutor. His influence on his son was tremendous of course, but John Paul has taken his art to new levels, adopting the magic offered in the “digital darkroom”. Their work could not be more different, but yet is somehow the same. Both are considered master photographers and it is a privilege that an artist of his stature is coming here to speak. John Paul’s mother Eleanor Morris Caponigro is an artist who started out as a painter and eventually became a graphic designer. She designs all of her son’s books.

John Paul will lecture on the creative process, a subject that will transcend photography and apply to artists of all media. He will also discuss the process of printing with the goal of achieving the fine art print. Last, he will give a lecture he calls “Reflections” which will deal with the preciousness of water and how water has influenced his art. You will see many of his nature-based images during this lecture, appropriately given on the banks of beautiful Grand Traverse Bay.

The fee is $75, students $35 and for full time teachers $35. Both students and teachers will need to show their student ID when they check in at the Hagerty Center. For all the details and to register for this lecture, please go to http://www.tacconline.org, where you will find the registration form. Vendors will be on-site with over $4500 in prize drawings. There are lunch boxes available for $10, be sure to order them on your registration form and these are created by the Culinary Institute at NMC, which is also housed at the Hagerty Center. For those staying over the weekend, we will provide handouts of locations that are terrific areas to shoot photographs.