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Little Havana unveils a new outdoor photo exhibit

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

Giving Wynwood and its colorful murals a run for its money, Little Havana unveils a new outdoor photo exhibit tonight as part of its monthly Viernes Culturales art walk.

Titled “Little Havana Me Importa: The Faces and Places That Define a Neighborhood,” photographer Cyn Lagos’ vibrant shots highlight 10 people whose work has shaped the Latin community. Ever wondered about the adorable old man peddling peanuts along Calle Ocho? Or the family responsible for introducing us to the irresistible minutas? Lagos has captured them as part of her collection. Here’s who you’ll see:

  • Corinna Moebius: Local author of A History of Little Havana and founder of Little Havana Tours
  • Santos Mendez: Cuban-born artist and gallery owner
  • Marisol Blanco: Professional dancer and instructor at Little Havana’s DAF Studio.
  • Brigid Baker: Owner of the 6th Street Dance Studio, which offers workshops, lectures and community programming
  • Gabriela Rosado: FIU student who executed of local businesses while interning at the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Suzanne Battle: Founder of Azúcar Ice Cream and the brains behind their addictive Abuela María flavor
  • David Garcia: Owner of La Camaronera, famous for its fried fish sandwiches called minutas
  • Dr. Paul George: HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian, author, college professor and all-around Little Havana champion
  • Guillermina Hernández: Owner and operator of the oldest running fruit shop in Florida—and one of the most Instagrammable places in Miami—Los Pinarenos Fruteria 
  • Francisco Cazañas: Known as El Manicero, Calle Ocho’s resident peanut vendor  

The free exhibit, on view in the alleyway adjacent to art gallery Futurama starting at 6:30pm tonight, is on display through May. 

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