Andy Sweet


Andy Sweet is widely known for his portrayal of the aging Jewish seniors in Miami Beach's Art Deco District, many of them Holocaust survivors. Sweet felt passionate about giving a "voice" to these survivors and that nostalgic time. Through Sweet's photos, it was clear these quirky seniors intended to savor every moment of life in this close-knit community. He had the vision and insight to capture them before the district ultimately became touristy, sterile and gentrified.

"Our early interest in photographing a city we love was like a magnet that kept drawing us back...a city that could be observed and preserved through photographic documentation", Andy Sweet is quoted telling The Miami News