Born in Miami Beach in 1953, Sweet documented the life in Miami Beach and on Ocean Drive in the 70's and 80's. Sweet was witness to a unique time in the history of his hometown, when it was energized by a group of older Jewish immigrants, many of them Holocaust survivors. Andy’s pioneering color photography captured the lives of these residents with stunning impact. Though his works were "lost" for almost 25 years, test prints were rediscovered in a family storage unit and have brought new focus to his work.
The Betsy is proud to exhibit "Andy Sweet's Miami Beach: Esteban Cortazar" for viewing and purchase.