Before Joseph Szabo was a world renown photographer, he was a teacher at Malverne High School in Long Island. And 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...

"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," Joseph told Huck Magazine. "I have always tried to capture these very personal moments, in an honest way, to show people doing exactly what they’re doing. They could just be sitting on the school steps smoking a cigarette or they could be hanging out of a car door waving their hands and saying, ‘This is the last day of school and I’ll never come back here again!’ They could be jumping in the air with excitement because of the music they’re listening to or they could be like one of my all-time favorites Priscilla – the little girl smoking at Jones Beach – who expresses something about girlhood as well as something about a certain kind of maturity and experience."

"All these subjects and moments mean so much to me. They helped me understand people and allowed me to connect with them over the years. I hope they mean something to other people too."

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Dinosaur Jr used this as the cover for their Green Mind album.

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

that eyeliner and eyebrow XD

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John L 1 year ago

If he was hoping for peace and quiet reflection, he'll have to look elsewhere, or have patience. :D

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nikki bates 1 year ago

He's a beauty too :)

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

so scary on this place. :'3

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Shauna Lucio's 1 year ago

we all rocked those shoes

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John L 1 year ago

Very good contrast between the outwardly happy 'Stones' follower, and the inwardly reflective 'Yes' fan.

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xpurinx 1 year ago

I love how everyone looked so naturally beautiful.

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John L 1 year ago

Probably one of the teachers in the staff restroom, trying to psych herself into going at it one more time.

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Janice Foster 1 year ago

Ironic that these shorts were acceptable in the 70s, but the next Bored Panda article is about a girl who recently got in trouble at school because her shorts were shorter than the length of her arms (when by her side.) Who is making these current rules? People who grew yoo in the 70s, maybe?@

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

oh what happen to him?

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

Excellent

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

oppps that hand. hmmm..

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Anna Thouvenin 1 year ago

Some of those fashion items are so vintage. It would be fun that those glasses came back into trendy :D

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

I like that hairstyle! :)

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Lua boots 1 year ago

forever alone. Like me xD

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TMSullivan 1 year ago

Umm, 1970's? Billy Idol didn't hit the airwaves until 1982.

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John L 1 year ago

The famous Plymouth "Bacaruda", jacked up and ready to Smokem.

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

She is Beautiful!

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Sabbie Bradley 1 year ago

Drop these people into 2017 and they'd fit right in.

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Dan Burge 1 year ago

A 1970's 8-bit print?? ...cool

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

Hey teacher, live us kids alone!

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Diana Murtaugh 1 year ago

"I'm so high, I can't feel my face"

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Jim Hubbard 1 year ago

Yeah she's rebellious alright....

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

Joe of Jonas Brothers?

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

She's gorgeous

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

pretty ladies. :)

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John L 1 year ago

Just Hanging around, with nothing better to do. ;D

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

he whisper: "I love you" :D

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Mark A Rita Schilling 1 year ago

Yes I got the grove on!

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Gven Amber 1 year ago

Beautiful!

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Joanna Huang 1 year ago

Wait, I thought the photographer was just a teacher??!! How did he get into their rooms?

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GoodWolf 1 year ago

Air guitar!

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Bogdan Grecu 1 year ago

Dat ass!

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

cheering squad. xD

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Anna Thouvenin 1 year ago

I legitimately thought she was topless.

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Carole 1 year ago

There was no conditioner- there was Breck. Nobody went to the "hair dresser" unless they couldnt see..

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Skeledab 1 year ago

Her friends are trying not to laugh, so am I.

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Lua boots 1 year ago

They rock

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John L 1 year ago

Gotta look Cool, donchano. ;D

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Ava Leora 1 year ago

Her nose is so cute

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Lua boots 1 year ago

beautiful

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Colleen Eklund 1 year ago

She's beautiful!

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Rikard Fjellhaug 1 year ago

those..eh sunscreen

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Yvonne Torburn-Clark 1 year ago

Check out the classic whimp in the background!

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Holly Hofmann 1 year ago

Somebody photoshop a jetpack on this guy.

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Wendy J Shores 1 year ago

Sex fest everywhere you looked lol

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Samie Lebastchi 1 year ago

This girl is probably regretting this now! Her skin!!!

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Willem Havenaar 1 year ago

This guy wears a t-shirt of the German metal band Warlock. This band was formed in 1982.

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Nikki Sutton 1 year ago

"We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."

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Fred Burrows 1 year ago

I was a troublemaker of sorts but Sister Christian in the center there would be getting anonymous poetry in her locker .

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Wezbie 1 year ago

Safe to say she probably didn't dip more than her toe in the water ;). Haha it looks like an album cover with the cool kid in the back

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.gas. 1 year ago

Polaroid!

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bpanther 1 year ago

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Bubbles in the background too ? !!

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

Girl: "tell me who is that girl with you a while ago?"

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Wendy J Shores 1 year ago

Puff, puff, pass.....

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Little Menace 1 year ago

This is the 80s.

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Fire Bird 1 year ago

Nice shirt.

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Patrick McKenna 1 year ago

painter's pants, I recall the rage.

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Denise Dry 1 year ago

Stoners

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Griselle Lugo 1 year ago

I wonder what signal was the hand giving?? A fist? A middle finger? Who knows...

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Fire Bird 1 year ago

Strike a pose. Suns out, guns out.

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Wendy J Shores 1 year ago

He sure fits those jeans nice! Yummy!

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bigoldthor 1 year ago

"Shhhh...don't move! Teachers can't see colors...only movement."

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

He's about to puke.

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bigoldthor 1 year ago

"Dear lord, we thank you for this Baby Ruth bar we are about to receive."

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bigoldthor 1 year ago

"Thanks for coming to the concert with me, sis!"

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El-Ray King 1 year ago

No one cares about your boner, dudes.

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

"how could he do this to me?"

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Kane Cheung 1 year ago

Thundercats HO!

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bpanther 1 year ago

Do you see those colors in the sand ? Or is it just the acid !!!

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Luis Bedoy 1 year ago

I had that Shelby jacket. In red and white racing stripes.

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Fred Burrows 1 year ago

A Vietnam vet perhaps ?

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