Andy Sweet documented the personalities of Miami in 1977 after completing his studies at the University of Colorado and set out to document South Beach’s old-world (Jewish) culture. His subjects–predominantly the quirky, stylish, eclectic elderly residents, many of them grew up in the Miami area or were the snow birds who flocked there. Sadly, Sweet was murdered in 1982 at the age of 29, but his archive is a great flashback. The Andy Sweet Photo Legacy was established in his memory and continues to exhibit his work with the intent of publishing a monograph of Sweet’s work in the near future. Have a look. It’s a vanished world.
(Photos, Andy Sweet; via Washington Post)