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Photography: 1970s American teenagers captured by Joe Maloney

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Oh to be a teenager in the late 70s, smoking weed in your car and driving to a lakeside fireworks display after a long day chilling at the waterpark. Photographer Joe Maloney was there and rather than spending his time rolling joints and eating cotton candy he actually made the effort to document what was going on around him. His photos are like the best parts of Dazed and Confused combined with the white-sock style of Do the Right Thing, making him my new favourite photographer.

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    Joe Maloney: Fireworks, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1980

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    Joe Maloney: View from Empress Hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1980

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    Joe Maloney: Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1980

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.