Center for Photography

The core mission of the HistoryMiami Center for Photography is to collect, safeguard, and share the photographic images that tell the stories of our community and illuminate the Miami experience. The Center emphasizes documentary photography and serves photographers, researchers, and our diverse public in an effort to explore who we have been, who we are, and who we may yet become as a community. 

The Center for Photography is made possible by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from The Knight Foundation. 


  • Collecting Photography

    Our picture archives include 1.5 million images, including negatives, slides, prints, and born-digital photographs.

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  • Exhibiting Photography

    Through the Center, HistoryMiami Museum offers a year-round schedule of photography exhibitions, including retrospectives of prominent photojournalists, group shows, and exhibitions of historical photography...

  • Photography Programs

    The Center presents a variety of programs about photography theory and methods and the work of local, national, and international photographers. These programs include lectures, workshops, photo tours...