John Lazzaro is a documentary filmmaker and documentary photographer based in Long Island, New York. In his approach to photography, Lazzaro draws upon his experiences from documentary filmmaking in order to create a realistic, visual, and thought-provoking dialogue of the macabre. His main focus is capturing abandoned buildings and vanishing architecture throughout New England.

He is fascinated by history, storytelling, and visual design, and his documentaries address topics of social awareness. Hindsight (2010) offered a painful look at Long Island's heroin epidemic. His most recent documentary, Masters of Cruelty (2018), takes an eye-opening look at New York's animal abuse laws as told through those fighting against cruelty cases on Long Island. His photo book The Walls Still Talk documents the decades of neglect and decay of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Kings Park, New York, as a result of deinstitutionalization.

Lazzaro is a member of the Firefly Gallery in Northport, New York, and fotofoto gallery in Huntington, New York.




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