Joseph Szabo (photographer)

For other people with similar names, see József Szabó (disambiguation).

Joseph Szabo (born 1944 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American photographer.

Life and career

Szabo studied photography at the Pratt Institute where he received his MFA. He taught photography at Malverne High School in Long Island, New York from 1972 to 1999 and he continues to teach at the International Centre of Photography. Joseph Szabo is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship [1] and his work resides in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art ,[2] Yale University, The International Centre of Photography and the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, amongst others. He is most notable for his photographs of American youth taken during the 1970s and collected in the books Almost Grown and Teenage. His photograph "Priscilla" adorns the cover of alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr's 1991 album Green Mind. He currently lives in Amityville, New York with his wife Nancy and Golden Retriever.

Books by Szabo

Contributions to publications


  1. NEA 1984 Annual report (PDF), page 227.
  2. Artist listing, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

External links

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