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March 29, 2013 6:18 pm
The photographer Gay Block spent three years in the early 1980s chronicling the lives of the elderly residents of art-deco hotels in Miami, Florida.
“When I first went to South Beach it was love at first sight. I was awed by the beauty of the hotels but even more by the old people sitting on the porches ... Here were the bubbes and zaydes [grandparents] I wished I’d had.”
This week LOVE: South Beach in the 80s, a show of more than 20 prints of Block’s photographs from that period, opened at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, where it runs until April 27. Houston-born Block, who began her career with portraits of her own affluent Jewish community, is also known for her 1992 exhibition Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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