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Assignment Miami

News Photographers

June 25, 2003 - January 25, 2004

This path-breaking exhibition explored the history of newspaper photography in Greater Miami.

Photojournalists have helped define many of the most dramatic events in Miami’s history and have also documented the daily life of the city. Assignment Miami: News Photographers featured over 300 photographs by more than 100 photographers, over a period of 75 years. The exhibit included award-winning photographs from The Miami Herald, The Miami News, The Miami Times, Associated Press and other news organizations. Among the many photographers featured are Candace Barbot, Erica Berger, Alan Diaz, Michel DuCille, Patrick Farrell, Mary Lou Foy, C.W. Griffin, C.M. Guerrero, Carol Guzy, Frank Johnson, Carl Juste, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Doug Kennedy, Jon Kral, Michael O’Brien, John Pineda, Bill Reinke, Gleason Romer, Flip Schulke, Jay Spencer, Charles Trainor, Sr., Charles Trainor, Jr., Nuri Vallbona and Kathy Willens.

Visitors had the opportunity to see images of the infamous 1926 hurricane, the attempted assassination of President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt at Miami’s Bayfront Park in 1933, the Mariel boatlift in 1980 and other unforgettable events. The exhibition also includes multimedia components and examples of photographic equipment from the 1930s to the present.

Organized by HistoryMiami.

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