Born in Miami Beach to a family of hoteliers, Andy Sweet devoted himself to photography as an adolescent. After completing his Masters degree in photography in the mid-1970’s, he started work on “The South Beach Project”. Along with his friend Gary Monroe, Andy devoted five years to document the mostly Jewish community in South Beach (1977-82). He was an admirer of photographer Diane Arbus whose influence is evident in his work. His choice to shoot color film that he processed and printed himself was key to the historical document he left us with. Andy also worked closely with Magnum photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who he did color printing for. After Andy’s tragic death at age 28, his family put his work away for a long time. His negatives were destroyed by accident, but in recent years his brother-in-law Stan Hughes and Ellen Sweet have painstakingly begun the process of scanning and color correcting the photos that remain. These images stand as testament to a unique time in our history, when this group of residents, many of them Holocaust survivors, found strength in their community.
December 2 – 6,Â 1pm-9pm – Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Immersive Arts Miami (IAM) Presents #IAMDIASPORA – The 2015 Jonatas Chimen Art Collection. An Art Basel Week Installation & Exhibit featuring the paintings, sculptures, videos, and performances of this Miami-based Artist. Wine tasting and interactions everyday during Miami Art Week. Free to the […]
Sunday, September 2, 11am-4pm – Bianca at Delano, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach In honor of the supersized weekend, the Delano is throwing, a supersized pool party. Thereâ€™s the usual DJ and cabanas, but this Sunday will bring bottles of MoÃ«t Ice and a joint surf-and-turf brunch from Bianca. Bianca will be offering an assortment […]
Monday, December 1, 9pm – 11pm – Soho Beach House, Miami, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach Primary Projects (â€œPRIMARYâ€) presents Kenton Parkerâ€™s “My First Kiss”, with an opening reception,Â made possible by Samsung.Â An ode to new love and nostalgic joy, the L.A.-based artist has created a large-scale, interactive tree house installation that will call Soho Beach […]