Worcester, Fitchburg Art Museums Stephen B. Jareckie photography collections photos Holden dead

Worcester, Fitchburg Art Museums Stephen B. Jareckie photography collections photos Holden dead

To say Stephen B. Jareckie was passionate about photography is a gross understatement. He nearly

To say Stephen B. Jareckie was passionate about photography is a gross understatement. He nearly had film developer flowing in his veins, a flash dice regularly heading off in his head, a true eye for photographic artwork and a camera shutter flickering in his coronary heart.

“Perhaps pictures are a substitute for the genuine environment or slicing a little something out of time, but they have a beauty of their individual, just as pictures, as illustrations or photos on paper, and the surface area and the different emotions,” Jareckie instructed the Telegram & Gazette in October 2002.

Jareckie died Sept. 25 at the age of 92, but his legacy lives on in two art museums — rather fantastic for some who had first encounters with photography as a 10-12 months-aged attending summer season camp in New Hampshire.