Miami Beach continues to celebrate its 100th birthday, and one of the most meaningful components of the Miami Beach Centennial Celebration is the forthcoming photography exhibit entitled Miami Beach: 100 Years, 100 photos.
This retrospective series, by Venezuelan photographer Johnny Ariaz, looks at the defining characteristics that have formed the cumulative identity of modern Miami Beach.
In Ariaz’s exhibit, Miami Beach is the main character, and the subjects displayed throughout truly exemplify what it means to be a part of this island city. From seagulls perched upon soft mounds of sand, to the impressive Art Deco buildings in the background, to the recolored stills of vintage cars parked below Ocean Drive’s neon signage, a walk through the exhibit is both visually arresting and decidedly nostalgic.
The Miami Beach Centennial Photo Exhibit will be on display at the Art Deco Museum until May 31st. Currently, the Art Deco Museum is run by the Miami Design Preservation League, which utilizes the museum and an array of other resources to maintain the legacy of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach. With its expert walking tours and photo exhibits, such as Ariaz’s, the museum and preservation league are excellent resources for learning about the city.
Take this visual journey back in time before the exhibit ends next month. For more information on Miami Beach: 100 Years, 100 Photos, check out their website here.