One of the reasons I love living in Miami is that it is such a uniquely Caribbean city. Nowhere else in the United States does the heartbeat of El Caribe
resonate so strongly. And nowhere in Miami is that influence more evident than at the annual Goombay Festival in Coconut Grove.
Coconut Grove was the home of the first white settlers in Miami. But it was built by immigrants from the Bahamas, many of whose families still live in the Western part of the village. Every year the Bahamian community hosts the Goombay Festival to celebrate that heritage, and for my money, it's the best party in Miami.
These photos, taken over the course of 2008-2009 are available as fine-art prints, or for editorial and limited commercial usage. I would like to exhibit this project, and welcome inquiries from interested galleries.