John A. Benigno (Philadelphia, PA) created wide ranging photographic series including Southwest Landscapes; White Flowers; and Adobe Church Project, which was recently awarded a grant from The Luminous Endowment for Photographers.
Benigno, a self-taught photographer, initially used traditional photographic methods, but recently has transitioned to digital. He continues to use film to capture his images, and then scans the negatives and prints digitally. He has developed digital techniques to replicate traditional darkroom processes such as toning and tea staining. Most of his images are black and white with a concentration on light, form and texture.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada; Philip & Muriel Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA; The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX; Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; the Noyes Museum, Absecon, NJ; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; and Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM have collected his work, among others. His work has been published in Camera Arts, the Antietam Review, Latent Image -- Journal of Photography and Philadelphia Stories.