SZABO, Joseph. Jones Beach.

(New York, NY): Abrams Image, 2010.  First edition.  Small square quarto.  110 pages.  Beginning in the early 1970s, Joseph Szabo started capturing the melting pot of humanity on Jones Beach, one of the busiest strips of sand in the world with more than six million visitors a year. Among the sea of bodies, Szabo’s camera reveals moments of both quiet introspection and unashamed exuberance. Images of tanned muscle men, catwalk-like displays of beach wear, heavily oiled skin, masses of sprayed hair, and shy adolescents all reveal the dynamics of the beach so close to New York City. Class, race, and other potential divisions are temporarily forgotten, and the perfect and the flawed are portrayed with the same respect and tenderness.  A very good copy in photo-illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued.  Some bumping to corners.  This example signed by the photographer on the title-page.


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