This series of photographs illustrates Joseph Szabo’s meeting and friendship with lifeguards from 1990-2015. His first connection with them started in the late 1960s when he first discovered Jones Beach.

In this exploration using photography as art form and documentary tool, the purpose is to express more fully the lives of people that Szabo has come to know and respect. These photographs are, in the widest sense, portraits that illustrate aspects of preparation, teamwork, recharging, camaraderie, duty and responsibility.

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