Scenes from A Pivotal Era in the Gentrification of Miami Beach - Feature Shoot

E.J. Pence, competitive bodybuilder South Beach, 1990 Ocean Drive, South Beach, 1992 As with nearly every major city across the United States, Miami Beach was reduced to a shell of…

British photographer and filmmaker Barry Lewis was in the mix, documenting the early years of gentrification in his new book Miami Beach 1988-1995 (Hoxton Mini Press). His photographs bring us back to a pivotal time in the city’s history, when the power brokers were able to capitalize on a community profoundly devastated, and begin to erase them from what little they were able to retain.