My interest in photography dates back to the mid-1950's when my father brought home one of the first Polaroid Land cameras. Much of my work focuses on the landscape, including Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and New Mexico, especially the many Adobe Churches to be found in the northern part of the state. Recent travels have taken me to Sicily, the land of my grandparents. Also, I've returned to the studio -- the result is a series I call White Flowers.
My work is represented in many local collections, including the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, Rosemont College, the Woodmere Art Museum. Other collectors include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, PA, The Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Also, my photographs have been published in "Camera Arts" magazine, "The Calumet Newsletter for Photographic Artists," and the "Antietam Review."
"San Lorenzo de Picurís, Picurís Pueblo," copyright, November, 2004
“Trio," copyright, November, 1995 ( Woodmere Art Museum collection)
All photographs on this page are copyrighted by John A. Benigno.