Philadelphia Print Center, Photograhic Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Plastic Club, Professional Artist Member: Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association
About John A Benigno
I am delighted to report that my Adobe Church Project was recently awarded a Landscape Grant Award from the Luminous Endowment for Photographers. In addition, this project was awarded a solo show at Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA. This was the first time I had the opportunity to exhibit this project as a body of work.
My interest in photography dates back to the mid-1950's when my father brought home a Polaroid Land camera. I've been making photographs ever since. It is, however, only in recent years that I've sought out opportunities to exhibit my work, including showings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales and Rental Gallery, the Magidson Gallery in New York City, the Washington County Arts Council Gallery in Hagerstown, MD, and the Print Center in Philadelphia.
In the Philadelphia area, you can see my work in the collections of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, at Rosemont College, and 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."
My photographs have been accepted into juried exhibits at the Berman Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, the University of Delaware, the Chatauqua Art Association in New York State, Villanova University, the Art Association of Harrisburg, and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, to name a few. And, my "Chappy Cabanas and Edgartown Light" photograph was on loan to the American Embassy in Kuwait, as part of the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program.