22 February 2018 by SavageThrills
1970s Rebellious Youth Captured By High School Teacher
Before Joseph Szabo was a world renown photographer, he was a teacher at Malverne High School in Long Island where he taught photography from 1972-1999. On his first days at the job he figured that he’s gonna need something special to catch the attention of his pupils. So he brought a camera into class and made a series of intimate portraits which show how teenagers used to live and spend their time together back in 1970s, leaving a visual record of teenage angst.
“I never had any agenda with my photography – it was never a money-making thing, it was just about connecting with young people – and so I think my photographs have a sort of authentic or genuine quality that a lot of people seem able to relate to.”