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South Beach, 1974-1990

Photographs of a Jewish Community

October 26, 2017 - April 1, 2018

South Beach, 1974-1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community explored South Beach the way it was. During the 1970s and 1980s, highlighted photographers Gay Block, Gary Monroe, Richard Nagler, David Scheinbaum, and Andy Sweet each undertook long-term documentation projects of South Beach, before the neighborhood transformed into today’s world famous tourist and nightlife destination. HistoryMiami Museum displayed selections from each of their projects, offering personal portraits of the neighborhood in an era when South Beach was predominantly an elderly Jewish community. In addition to photography, the exhibition also featured Gay Block’s documentary A Bie Gesunt (As Long As You’re Well).

This is a project of the museum’s Center for Photography. Sponsors include the Knight Foundation and Susannah and John Shubin.

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