Miami Beach 1988-1998
Hoxton Mini Press
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 8.25 in x 7.75 in
Illustrations: 70 b&w
- Black and white photographs that capture the colorful characters of Miami Beach in the early '90s
Each Christmas between 1988 and 1998, photographer Barry Lewis traveled to South Beach, Miami, to trade the harsh London winter for a tropical paradise. There he photographed the diverse (and eccentric) people who made up the community: fashionistas, newly-arrived Cubans (following the Meriel exodus in 1980), Jewish retirees from New York, drag queens and the gay population who flocked to ultra-cool Ocean Drive for the party scene. Lewis' images capture the vibrancy of an area coming back to life after years of crime, drugs, and violence.
What the press have said about this book...
"[Lewis’s photographs] are as much a unique portrait of the era as they are a love letter to the beautiful city of Miami.” – BuzzFeed
"The stunning new book Miami Beach 1988-1995 is a collection of Lewis’ evocative black and white photographs from that time, that before now had never been made available to the public." – BlackBook