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The Essence Of The American Teenager Captured In Joseph Szabo’s Photos

Joseph Szabo spent 20 years photographing American teenagers between the 60s and 80s. He managed to capture so many great moments in his photographs. These pictures truly tell the story of what it’s like to be a teenager in America.


Some kids are painfully self-conscious, others are self-assured beyond their years–all have allowed Szabo the unique trust of seeing them as they are. The fine line between intimacy and exploitation that other photographers approach is not in evidence here–Szabo has no agenda beyond the recording of these moments of extreme loveliness, bravo, and confusion.

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