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Many & Beautiful Things Exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery, UK
Joe Szabo’s pictures will be featured in the exhibition Many & Beautiful Things from September 29, 2018 to January 5, 2019 at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.
Three Decades of Lifeguards at New York’s Jones Beach – The New Yorker
“The hard-core lifeguards return decade after decade, like the swallows to Capistrano,” Greg Donaldson, who worked as a lifeguard at New York’s Jones Beach for twenty years, wrote once, in an essay for New York Magazine. The same is true of the photographer Joseph...
‘Baywatch’ Gets Its Game Face On – New York Times
Joseph Szabo photographed the lifeguards at Jones Beach for 25 years. He saw things that most of us never will.
Behind the Shot with Joseph Szabo
We just wanna know who that chick is on the cover of Green Mind, Dinosaur Jr.’s seminal 1991 slacker soundtrack. We got photographer Joseph Szabo on the phone to tell us the story behind ‘Priscilla,’ the girl in that unforgettable pic.
Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo’s portraits of adolescence – in pictures – Guardian.com
Joseph Szabo was a frustrated high-school teacher in need of inspiration – so he started photographing his students, and captured all the angst and excitement of being caught between childhood and adulthood.
Joseph Szabo: American Photography’s Best Kept Secret – Time.com
Photographer Joseph Szabo, best known for his pictures of teenagers, recently made a remarkable re-discovery—a very different body of work he calls Hometown—pictures taken four decades ago that he had all but forgotten.
Books from Joe Szabo
A time of innocence and bursting sexuality, of tenderness and raucousness. Almost Grown celebrates in photographs and poetry the joys and uncertainties of that paradoxical time when we are no longer children and yet are not quite adults.
Rolling Stones Fans
In the mid 1970’s two of my high school students approached me and asked if I would like to see a Rolling Stones Concert. They had the tickets and needed a friend with a car who would drive from Long Island to Pennsylvania.
Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Szabo started capturing the melting pot of humanity on Jones Beach, one of the busiest beaches in the world with more than six million visitors a year.
LIFEGUARD documents the photographer’s encounters and friendships with the Jones Beach lifeguards in the photographs taken between 1990 and 2015.