Through 50 photographic images captured between 1987 and 2010, Anthony Reid documents the lives of family and neighbors who form the fabric of his childhood community – Goulds — and its surrounding neighborhoods. This collection of 50 black and white portraits revere a cross section of the African-American men, women, and children who live, work, and play throughout these neighborhoods. These images reveal a dichotomy between the artful beauty of everyday people living ordinary lives and the social-economic malaise that accompany living in communities frozen by the spiritual blight and cultural banality so typical of American suburbia and atypical of the idyllic identity of South Florida.
A. Reid Photography
Suburban Roots Opening Exhibition
West Dade Regional Library
On behalf of A. Reid Photography and the Miami-Dade Public Library System, I would like to thank all the family, friends, students, and colleagues who attended the first solo exhibition of my work “Suburban Roots: Portraits of Home and Community – 1987 – 2010”. Click here or on the adjacent poster to view photos from the exhibition taken by Jeremie McLeod of Simply J Video and Graphics. In the many years to come I look forward to sharing with all of you the experience of introducing new photographic work through future exhibitions and workshops throughout Miami and beyond.