Closing Reception and Exhibition Tour of
    Remaking Miami

    March 15, 2023

    March 15, 2023

    Building 5, Room 5107
    North Campus, Miami Dade College
    11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami

    Closing Reception and Exhibition Tour of Remaking Miami

    To celebrate the exhibition Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s, Aldeide Delgado, Curator of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) and an expert on the history of Cuban women photographers, gives an exhibition tour that touches on some of Miami's favorite cultural landmarks.

    During the 1970s, the photographer, editor, and philanthropist, Josefina Tarafa (born Havana, Cuba, 1907–died Miami, Florida, 1982) created an exceptional body of images that picture Miami transformed by the arrival of her fellow Cuban immigrants. The first exhibition dedicated to Tarafa’s photography, Remaking Miami includes thirty posthumous prints, made from photographs in an archive of approximately one hundred and fifty original images, now held by the Lydia Cabrera Papers at the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries.

    Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s is curated by José Antonio Navarrete and organized by the Cuban Legacy Gallery, part of MDC Special Collections at the Freedom Tower, in collaboration with the Lydia Cabrera Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables. The prints were produced in collaboration with MDC Special Collections. MDC Special Collections’ programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. They are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.