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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.”

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josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth

 

josephszabo joseph szabo savagethrills savage thrills culture art photography 70s youth