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John Joseph Fasulo (1949-2014)

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“EVEN DEATH IS NOT TO BE FEARED BY ONE WHO HAS LIVED WISELY.”

  -Buddha-

Five days ago one of the most talented and wonderful photographers I’ve been blessed to know and call a friend passed.  My heart goes out to his wife, Cecile, and daughter, Maya, and for those that called him friend.

John Joseph Fasulo (1949-2014) 

Beacon, NY

Born June 14, 1949 in Cold Spring, NY to the late Anneliese Fasulo (nee Cenker), and John Vincent Fasulo, John Fasulo, loving husband to Cecile Fasulo and beloved father to Maya Fasulo, died May 14, 2014 in Croton, NY.

A lifelong resident of Beacon, NY, John attended South Avenue School and following his graduation from Beacon High School, John attended Goddard College in Vermont. He went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed for some time in Rockland, Maine. After the Coast Guard, John studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

John’s principal career was as a broadcast TV cameraman. He spent 25 years in both the field and studio for major TV studios including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, WOR and FOX News. John is also known for his role as a producer and videographer of the Hudson Valley Documentary series “On the River”. John had a real passion for photography and often cited David Plowden as an early influence. His extensive portfolio of black-and-white photography evokes a style reminiscent of Plowden’s. John’s photographs have been published in numerous periodicals and magazines, including National Geographic, Trains, Railroad Illustrated Magazine, Modell Eisenbahn, various rail industry publications, and in past issues of Chronogram, and Hudson Valley Magazine. His photographs have been exhibited in many places including The National Railway Museum in Germany, the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, The National Railroad Museum in Steamtown, PA, and Railroadheritage.org.

He cared deeply about his City of Beacon, and contributed his efforts to the Beacon Sloop Club, the Beacon Historical Society, the Incline Railway Society, and the Hudson River Ice Boat Club. John was a lover of all things railroad, which he picked up from his grandfather “Pop” who worked as a machinist on the New York Central Railroad. He was an avid sailor and skier, and passionate about Beacon history, Mount Beacon, the Hudson River, and of course photography.

John is survived by his daughter Maya Fasulo (12 years old), his wife Cecile Fasulo, and countless friends and family, in the Beacon community and beyond.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 2pm-3pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home in Marlboro, NY. A funeral service will follow at the DiDonato Funeral Home at 3pm on Saturday.

A celebration of John’s life and his passion for photography will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers it was John’s wish that donations would benefit the college education of his daughter Maya. A fund has been established for this purpose (linked below).

www.gofundme.com/98ewyc


Don’t taunt the Gator:

“DON’T TAUNT THE ALLIGATOR UNTIL YOU’VE CROSSED THE CREEK.”

-Dan Rather-

Beacon, NY near the roundhouse.

 

 


Documentary Photography:

A frozen moment in time by a photographer who has the hope that a single image will convey something of importance to the viewer.  It’s anything and everything…a comment on reality…a deeply felt moment…a snapshot…a private view of the family…an image for publication. 

Old Mill, Beacon, NY

 Driveby culture and the endless search for wow!

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Eyes of Fovea:

"Eyes of Fovea" exhibit in Beacon,NY

Eyes of Fovea

Fovea: A small depression in the retina, constituting the point where vision is most clear.

Under the direction of exhibit curator and Fovea board director, Sabine Meyer and founding member and director Stephanie Heimann-Markham, volunteers worked into the weekend to prepare for the opening of “Eyes of Fovea”.

The current exhibition is an opportunity for the gallery to display the work of those individuals who have been an important part of supporting Fovea in their mission, To Educate Through Visual Journalism as they near their third-year anniversary in Beacon, NY.

The exhibit is a wonderful reflection of photographers that truly understand documentary photography is not bound by subject or style.  It’s only mission is to inform the viewer.

Thoughts from a photographer:

Visual inspiration came early from the works of painters Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and Van Gogh.  The idea of creating something beautiful that originated in one’s mind and flowed through the body from hand to canvas was fascinating.

I found the process was laborious and painful.  My mind expected perfection and an exact reproduction of the subject that could not be produced…the camera was a perfect tool.

The impact through photojournalism and documentary photography offers the ability to empower the world’s persecuted and forgotten.  It offers a window to the viewer and changes lives for those who are accepting to change.

The camera is both a mask and shield for the photographer;  a tool to create beauty and document better human understanding; replacing fear with knowledge.