Joseph Szabo

  • The touching adolescents of Siân Davey & Joseph Szabo

    The touching adolescents of Siân Davey & Joseph Szabo

    L'Oeil de la Photographie May 3, 2017

    Two series, made nearly fifty years apart by photographers Siân Davey and Joseph Szabo, explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of adolescence. An exhibition entitled Untethered on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.

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  • Two photographers capture teenage life fifty years apart at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Two photographers capture teenage life fifty years apart at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    JESSIE THOMPSON, Evening Standard April 20, 2017

    Photographs of teenage life taken by two photographers fifty years apart are on display at Michael Hoppen Gallery.

     

    Untethered features Joseph Szabo’s Teenage series from the early 1970s, and Sian Davey’s ongoing photo series Martha. Shown alongside each other, they show the vulnerability and ambivalence of adolescence half a decade apart.

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  • Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo's portraits of adolescence – in pictures

    Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo's portraits of adolescence – in pictures

    The Guardian April 14, 2017

    Joseph Szabo was a frustrated high-school teacher in need of inspiration – so he started photographing his students, and captured all the angst and excitement of being caught between childhood and adulthood

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  • In pictures: the W* photography desk’s daily digest of visual inspiration

    In pictures: the W* photography desk’s daily digest of visual inspiration

    James Warren, Wallpaper* Magazine April 7, 2017

    Today the Michael Hoppen Gallery presents 'Untethered', two photographic series from Joseph Szabo and Sian Davey. Created 50 years a part, both projects explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of youth. Szabo started his photography project ‘Teenage’ when he was an art teacher in the 70s, photographing the students he taught and building mutual respect with them. Davey’s project ‘Martha’ explores her daughter's tumultuous teenage years. She documents the transition from child to adult, showing how a person can behave when free of social expectations; when they are 'Untethered'.  Until 20 May.

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  • Untethered: Two photographic series, made fifty years apart, that explore adolescence

    Untethered: Two photographic series, made fifty years apart, that explore adolescence

    Katy Cowan, Creative Boom April 7, 2017

    Has anything really changed for teenagers since the 1970s? Have five decades made any impact on the way young people are, and how they see the world? The highs and the lows in which they face?

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  • JOSEPH SZABO AND SIÂN DAVEY: RESTLESS DESIRE AND THE BLOSSOMING SEXUALITY OF ADOLESCENCE

    JOSEPH SZABO AND SIÂN DAVEY: RESTLESS DESIRE AND THE BLOSSOMING SEXUALITY OF ADOLESCENCE

    ismorbo April 7, 2017

    With a series of the 60's and a contemporary, photographers Joseph Szabo and Siân Davey show us that despite the passage of time and generations, adolescence remains the same.

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  • Exhibition: Untethered, Joseph Szabo & Siân Davey

    Exhibition: Untethered, Joseph Szabo & Siân Davey

    DPN April 6, 2017
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present two photographic series, made nearly fifty years apart, that explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of adolescence
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  • Photos of teens taken 50 years apart show nothing changes

    Photos of teens taken 50 years apart show nothing changes

    Niall Flynn, DAZED magazine April 5, 2017

    A new exhibition draws parallels between photographer Joseph Szabo and Siân Davey’s documentations of youth – taken 50 years apart

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  • Untethered: Joseph Szabo and Siân Davey present 50 years of being young

    Untethered: Joseph Szabo and Siân Davey present 50 years of being young

    Alex Wheeler, International Business Times March 31, 2017

    Michael Hoppen Gallery presents "Untethered" – an exhibition of two photographic series by Joseph Szabo and Siân Davey which explore on the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of youth that were made nearly 50 years apart.

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  • Joseph Szabo: the teacher who photographed a bygone era of American youth

    Joseph Szabo: the teacher who photographed a bygone era of American youth

    Adam White , Sunday Telegraph March 26, 2017

    In 1972, Joseph Szabo, a 28-year-old art and photography teacher at Malverne High School, Long Island, was struggling to connect with his pupils. So he started taking pictures of them. “I tried to photograph everybody,” he says, speaking on the phone from Long Island, where he still lives. “I wanted to include every kind of student, whether they were a stereotype or not in terms of what a teenager should be, and I think the kids saw that. They respected that, and I think they liked that.”

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  • Michael Hoppen's gallery goes online

    Michael Hoppen's gallery goes online

    Lauren Heinz, The BJP July 6, 2015

    Michael Hoppen's eponymous gallery has been at the cutting edge of photographic print sales in the UK since 1992, but it's now launching into online sales.

     

    One of the few London galleries solely dedicated to photography, Michael Hoppen Gallery has been at the cutting edge of photographic print sales in the UK since it opened in 1992. Its list of international artists is eclectic and diverse, representing the old and the young, the incredibly famous and the lesser known, and it accommodating a wide range of tastes and genres for prospective collectors.

     

    But now, in an attempt to make print sales more accessible and diversify its audience still further, the gallery has launched an online venture which will allow visitors to buy prints at a range of affordable prices.

     

    “The online shop will allow us to not only showcase new and emerging talent, that otherwise might not have made its way into the main gallery space, but will also aim to expose some fascinating projects and one off pieces from within the collection,” says Hoppen. “I think our programme of online shows will have something for everyone.”

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  • ROLLING STONES FANS ONLINE EXHIBITION AT MICHAEL HOPPEN

    ROLLING STONES FANS ONLINE EXHIBITION AT MICHAEL HOPPEN

    by Solange Carneiro, We are selectors June 2, 2015

    Until 11th of June Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibits moments captured in pictures of Rolling Stones fans. As a reminder of life before cell phones and “selfies” and “it bags” and all the paraphernalia of concerts today, the Rolling Stones Fans Online Exhibition by American photographer Joseph Szabo is a short reel of 19 B&W photos that portrays the experience of fans at a 1978 Stones concert in JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The exhibit explores a spectrum of raw emotions associated with teenagers shot by Szabo who’s known for capturing the nuances and emotions of adolescence. 

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  • Why Joseph Szabo’s Rolling Stones Fans Matters to Fashion, and Beyond: The Photographer on How He Gets the Picture

    Why Joseph Szabo’s Rolling Stones Fans Matters to Fashion, and Beyond: The Photographer on How He Gets the Picture

    Rebecca Bengal, Vogue May 22, 2015

    In the summer of 1978, Joseph Szabo hopped in a car with two of his high school students and, along with 90,000 other fans, headed to Philadelphia to see the Rolling Stones play. Szabo came to JFK Stadium armed with a couple of Canon cameras, a Rolleiflex, and a bag full of film, but he never aimed his lens at the main stage; his interests were far afield. Looking now at those pictures, collected in a new book, Rolling Stones Fans , it’s clear that some of the most resonant photographs of that day are not of the band at all, but of the crowds in the stands who essentially mirrored their image: In the fans, Szabo found his own answers to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, strutting on the sidelines, caught up in the pure thrall of the concert experience.

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  • Illustrated book about Rolling Stones fans:

    Illustrated book about Rolling Stones fans: "The feeling of making"

    Eva Thöne, Spiegel May 19, 2015

    Excited, drunk, liberated: In June 1978 celebrated more than 90,000 fans at the Rolling Stones concert in Philadelphia. The photographer Joseph Szabo noted the excesses of youth.

     

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  • Joseph Szabo’s incredible photo series captures 90,000 Rolling Stones fans high on life

    Joseph Szabo’s incredible photo series captures 90,000 Rolling Stones fans high on life

    Alex James Taylor, Hero Magazine May 6, 2015

    In 1978 photographer, and teacher at Pratt Institute, NY,  Joseph Szabo was approached by two of his students with a proposition; to drive them to a Rolling Stones gig in Philadelphia in exchange for a ticket. Szabo leapt at the opportunity and proceeded to capture some of the most enduring images of effervescent teenage youth in his series Rolling Stones Fans.

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  • Satisfaction guaranteed: Rolling Stones fans steal the show

    Satisfaction guaranteed: Rolling Stones fans steal the show

    The Guardian, art & design April 21, 2015

    Some are playing air guitar, some are doing drug deals – and one has passed out stone cold … photographer Joseph Szabo captures the many moods of the crowd at the JFK stadium in Philadelphia in 1978

  • Peek inside the world of the weird and wonderful fans of the rolling stones

    Peek inside the world of the weird and wonderful fans of the rolling stones

    Vice UK, Online April 21, 2015

    After being asked by two of his students to attend a Rolling Stones gig in 1978, photographer Joseph Szabo finally found his true calling. With his senses overwhelmed by the energy around him, the heaving crowd, the sheer emotion in people's faces, and the wet and soggy stadium, Joseph pulled out his camera are started recording what he saw. 

     

    To celebrate where it all begun, the Michael Hoppen Gallery will be curating an online exhibition of a selection of shots taken by Joseph on that day. "This is what teenagers were like on this day," he adds, "in this place, in this time. Substitute today's clothes and hairstyles, and I think you'll find teenagers doing pretty much the same things."

  • ROLLING STONES FANS: JOSEPH SZABO

    ROLLING STONES FANS: JOSEPH SZABO

    HungerTV.com April 9, 2015

    Photographer Joseph Szabo is best known for his candid and intimate images of youth culture in the 60s and 70s, photographs that capture the freedom and vulnerability of youth, and can’t help but provoke a reaction in viewers. And while these images may be his most famous, they by no means the whole body of his work.

     

    Szabo’s teenager images began when he was a teacher at a high school, and they lead him to places where his subjects frequented – the school halls, the beach and, most notably for this series, concerts.

     

    In these ensuing photographs Szabo once again works his magic, capturing the feeling of a time long gone, but, thanks to the likes of him, not forgotten...

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