DATE: June 6, 2010
Szabo, whose empathetic photographs of Long Island
teen-agers have attracted a cult following, shows pictures made at Jones
Beach during the past four decades, along with shots of fans at a 1978
Rolling Stones concert.
Joseph Szabo, Embrace, Jones Beach, 2007, ©
Joseph Szabo, Courtesy Gitterman Gallery
choice of black-and-white film aligns him with such photographers as
Danny Lyon and William Klein. Like them, Szabo tends to be an engaged
observer, with a particular interest in the fleeting pleasures and pains
of the young. At Jones Beach, he's always attuned to body language and
his keen eye for personal style turns many of the rock-concert shots
into great, if unintentional, fashion photographs.
From The New Yorker