Joseph Szabo’s Compelling Portraits of Teenage America in the ’70s and ’80s
Adored by the likes of Sofia Coppola and Dinosaur Jr. (check out the cover of Green Mind), Joseph Szabo’s revealing photos of teenagers hanging out at Jones Beach, Rolling Stones’ concerts, and in their Long Island bedrooms during the ’70s and ’80s are remarkably timeless. Self-conscious battles, restless longing, and guiltless bravado play out in Szabo’s pictures, which display an intimacy only a photographer who got to know his subjects up close and personal could demonstrate. The artist first photographed the students in his classroom as a way to break down the teacher/pupil barriers. Eventually he found himself at their parties and on the beach, where artist and subjects continued to connect.
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