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Andy Sweet's Photographs Captured the Beach-Ball Brashness of South Beach in the 1970s

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Andrew John Sweet was a young photographer living and working in Miami Beach in the late 1970s and early 80s. A native son of Miami "Andy Sweet returned home to Miami Beach after receiving a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977, to photograph the old world Jewish culture that then distinguished South Beach," according to his biography. "His beach-ball hues perfectly described the vivid light and lively culture he explored and portrayed, a culture that many others found bleak and pedestrian." Sweet was murdered on October 16th 1982. A new foundation, the Andy Sweet Photo Legacy, is seeking to revive his legacy and publish a book of Sweet's work.

Here is one that I have never seen and I love it!Miami Beach at its best.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Thursday, June 11, 2015

No words to describe.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Friday, June 12, 2015

Any ideas what hotel this is?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Another New Years Eve

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Andy along with photographer Gary Monroe spent many New Years eves photographing the parties on south beach. At the time I couldn't understand why.I just love all the prints!

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Monday, June 8, 2015

Who remembers this crazy women?Thank god this will never happen again. anyone remember when she got a pie in the face?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Any thoughts on this image?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Miami Beach had their characters and Andy shot them.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bayshore golf course

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Monday, June 1, 2015

Proud to be an American.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shabbot shalom!

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Friday, May 29, 2015

Today we are viewing cute men. Please share this page. Our dream is coming true....people are seeing and appreciating Andy's images. If we get enough likes we will be able to publish a book.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Can anyone identify the hotel in the background?three girls from New York

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We know where Andy took this.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy Holidays from Andy Sweet Photo Legacy!Does anyone know where and when this was shot?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lummus Park, Miami Beach , Andy Sweet photographer

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Can anyone guess what hotel this is?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So grateful to all the new people liking Andy Sweet Photo Legacy!

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WE are currently working on this image. Can anyone identify where Andy shot this one?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Please LIKE Andy Sweet Photo Legacy and spread the word. Thank you! This is one that Stan is still editing. Does anyone recognize which hotel this was shot at?

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Monday, May 11, 2015

Please like Andy Sweet Photo Legacy. Below is another one of Andy's images from the Miami Beach Project that we digitally reconstructed from Andy's work prints. Our goal this year is to do the next hundred.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Please like Andy Sweet Photo Legacy......More photos to follow.Colorful women partying on South Beach in the late 1977s

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Monday, May 4, 2015

One of Andy's contact prints.

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Thursday, April 30, 2015

What fun they were having!

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Saturday, June 6, 2015

And here's Andy!

Please share Andy Sweet Photo Legacy with your friends.We would like to get 30 more likes.Thank you!

Posted by Andy Sweet Photo Legacy on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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