Joseph Szabo was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1944. He studied photography at the Pratt Institute where he received his MFA. He taught photography at Malverne High School in Long Island from 1972 - 1999 and also at the International Centre of Photography, New York for over 20 years. Szabo's first book, Almost Grown (1978), was acclaimed by the American Library Association and faded somewhat into obscurity until it became a cult classic amongst a generation of young British and American fashion photographers. His second book, Teenage was published in 2003 and is a poignant chronicle of Szabo's work. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship and his work resides in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, The International Centre of Photography and the Bibliotheque National in Paris amongst others.
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© Joseph Szabo - Lifeguard's dream (1972)
© Otto Steinert - Skizzen aus Paris 3 (1948)
... Exposition Exhibition : « Untethered » by Joseph Szabo and Sian Davey Press release :
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present two photographic series, made nearly fifty years apart, that explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of adolescence.
Joe Szabo began his Teenage series when he was appointed as an art teacher at Malverne High School, Long Island in the early 1970s. He started photographing his pupils as a means of engaging with them and building mutual respect. The approach proved to be very effective and Szabo’s students became his on-going subjects for the next 25 years, as he photographed them at school, at home and at play. The resulting images are a remarkable evocation of the seventies and eighties and yet there is also something timeless and compelling about Szabo’s portrayal of the universal teenager.
Cornell Capa describes how “... Exposition Andrew Bush, Joseph Szabo & Lyle Owerko at Jackson Fine Art
The classic American rites of summer: blasting music, preening teenagers and fast cars are the subjects of a pop culture infused Jackson Fine Art photography exhibition from June 24-TK. This thematically-unified show features some of contemporary documentary photography's enduring stars exhibiting some of their most compelling subject matter. Andrew Bush's Vector Portraits focus on Southern California car culture, Joseph Szabo offers haunting teenage portraits of Long Island kids from the Seventies to the Nineties on Jones Beach and Lyle Owenko's hip, savvy technological portraits capture vintage “ghetto blasters” in The Boombox Project.
Jones beach : Teaching high school in suburban Long Island from 1972-1999 has given photographer Joseph Szabo a front row seat on the fascinating rites and... Exposition The Americana à la Galerie M+B chez Colette : LeRoy Grannis, Hugh Holland, Joseph Szabo...
Avec The Americana, M+B et Colette présentent une exposition qui célèbre l'Amerique, avec des artistes dont le travail va de la photo documentaire, mettant en lumière des moments-clés du 20ème siècle, à des œuvres contemporaines plus conceptuelles. En creux, l'exposition montre donc l'évolution de la photographie et de l'art américain depuis les années 1950.
Les travaux de Lisa Jack, Le Roy Grannis, Hugh Holland, Joseph Szabo et Hunter S. Thompson sont une vitrine des mouvements des années 1960-70. Grannis et Holland ont choisi comme forme de rebellion le surf et le skate, symboles de la côte Ouest américaine. Szabo, leur homologue de la côte Est, et son travail sur la Jonas Beach des 70s, i... Exposition Jones Beach- Joseph Szabo Jones Beach is an exhibition of black and white photographs by JOSEPH SZABO. Images of tanned muscle men, catwalk-like displays of beach wear, heavily oiled skin, masses of sprayed hair, and all the pageantry of adolescence reveal the dynamics of a beach that was a true melting pot of humanity. The exhibition coincides with the release of Szabo's monograph Jones Beach, published by Abrams Books with introduction by Vine Aletti.... Exposition Jones Beach Photographs by Joseph Szabo For the past 30 years against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Joseph Szabo has captured the melting pot of humanity on one of the America’s busiest beaches. We are delighted to announce Jones Beach, our second exhibition of photographs by Szabo. Amongst the sea of bodies on Jones Beach, Szabo’s camera isolates both rare moments of introspection and unashamed exuberance. Images of tanned muscle men, a catwalk display of beach wear, heavily oiled skin, masses of sprayed hair and shy adolescents reluctantly in swimwear all reveal the dynamics of the beach. These photographs show the city and all its different tribes of people displaced to the coast for the day. Divisions and class boundaries are temporarily forgotten along with inhibitions about body size and shape. With no agenda, the near perfect and the f...