The core mission of the HistoryMiami Center for Photography is to collect, safeguard, and share the photographic images that tell the stories of our community and illuminate the Miami experience. The Center emphasizes documentary photography and serves photographers, researchers, and our diverse public in an effort to explore who we have been, who we are, and who we may yet become as a community.

The Center for Photography is made possible by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from The Knight Foundation.


Collecting Photography

Our collection includes over 2 million historical images, including negatives, slides, prints, and born-digital photographs. Our Digital Photo Archives contains approximately 3,000 images that are a sampling from our various photo collections, and are linked to the respective collection guides. To browse our Digital Photo Archives, please click here.

Exhibiting Photography.

Through the Center, HistoryMiami Museum offers a year-round schedule of photography exhibitions, including retrospectives of prominent photojournalists, group shows, and exhibitions of historical photography.

Photography Programs

The Center presents a variety of programs about photography theory and methods and the work of local, national, and international photographers. These programs include lectures, workshops, and photo tours.

Donating Photography to the Museum

If you are interested in donating photographic materials and collections to HistoryMiami Museum, please click here for more information.