Priscilla, Jones Beach, 1969 © Joseph Szabo
Incoming news from Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta - they are thrilled to have Jospeh Szabo's 'Jones Beach' on exhibition this summer. As well they should be - just look at these!
"Joseph Szabo has been photographing his teen-age students for the past twenty-five years, and has perfectly captured the ambivalence of that time of life. As a high school teacher of photography, he takes seriously their pretentions, passions, and confusions, and he knows intimately how students put on, act up, behave, and misbehave. As Cornell Capa (said), 'Szabo's camera is sharp, incisive, and young, matching his subjects. One can use many adjectives: revealing, tender, raucous, sexy, showy... in Szabo's hands, the camera is magically there, the light is always available, the moment is perceived, seen, and caught.'"
The 'Jones Beach' book is available from the gallery.
Lifeguard's Dream, 1972
Hey Fox, Jones Beach, 1970
Night Owls, 1971
Mrs. K and Daughter, Jones Beach, 1970
All images Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta and the artist. Images © Joseph Szabo