In 1967, the Miami Herald published the first edition of Tropic Magazine. Over the next 31 years, the magazine would win awards and the hearts of South Floridians. During the early 1990s, one weekly feature, called “ Tropical Wildlife : Distinctive Markings of South Florida Species ” captured Tropic‘s own personality. The column showcased a random Miamian with a full page photograph and accompanying interview, and captured the collective pulse of South Florida’s inimitable psyche, one spirit at a time. The exhibition features photography by column contributor Brenda Ann Kenneally, archival materials related to the column, and reflections by other column contributors.
Also on display, are similar portraits capturing present-day Miamians, created by local high school students as part of a related youth initiative.
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130