Mr. Szabo was a native of Berwick, Pa., who attended Pennsylvania State University and the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He worked in steel mills as a young man.
He began at The Post in 1962 as a part-time photography lab assistant. As a staff photographer from 1966 to 1972, he won awards that included the top prize for feature photography from the White House News Photographers Association.
Hi work is included in collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Library of Congress, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and other institutions. He also exhibited and taught in Europe.
Away from the camera, Mr. Szabo was a fiercely competitive darts player who participated in the bar-sponsored Washington Area Darts Association tournaments. He taught and served periodically as chairman of the photography department at the Corcoran until forced by his illness to retire in the mid-1990s.