Joseph Szabo is a teacher, photographer and author. He taught photography and art at Malverne High School on Long Island for 27 years and for over 20 years at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. His 1978 book, “Almost Grown,” featured many of his students and was acclaimed as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by the American Library Association. Throughout the 80s and 90s, “Almost Grown” attained cult classic status in the fashion world, prompting Vogue editor Grace Coddington to notice that “all the young fashion photographers were looking at Joe’s photographs as their bible.” In 2003, Szabo released “Teenage” his more complete view of adolescents coming of age. His most recent book “Jones Beach” captures his forty year exploration of summer at New York’s most popular beach. Directors: David Khachatorian + George P. Pozderec have made a documentary film about Joseph which comes out this year. Watch the preview and find out more HERE.