Life’s a beach: Stunning series of pictures capture life on famous Jones Beach 

Photographer Joseph Szabo documents Jones Beach in New York from 1990 to 2015 capturing the transient community, with the lifeguards as the only permanent fixture.

Lifeguard, being released in Spring 2018, is one of Joseph Szabo's bodies of work that examines the social atmosphere of public spaces, and crowds.

In the late 1960s, the photographer and photography teacher Joseph Szabo first discovered Jones Beach state park in Nassau County, New York.  

Szabo struck up friendships with the lifeguards on duty at one of the busiest beaches in the world. 

Joseph Szabo struck up friendships with lifeguards like this one, photographing the commitment to fitness that is needed for the demanding job

Watchful eye: Life guards on Jones Beach scour the beach to asses no one is in need of saving among the masses of people 

Watchful eye: Life guards on Jones Beach scour the beach to asses no one is in need of saving among the masses of people 

Crowded: A scene from Szabo's Jones Beach shows just how many people flock to the popular Long Island destination 

Crowded: A scene from Szabo's Jones Beach shows just how many people flock to the popular Long Island destination 

Saviors: Lifeguards are responsible for assisting anyone in need. This team sprang into action to help this man 

Saviors: Lifeguards are responsible for assisting anyone in need. This team sprang into action to help this man 

Attentive: Lifeguards have a meeting about the days work, possibly involving currents and tides and other hazards swimmers may face

Attentive: Lifeguards have a meeting about the days work, possibly involving

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