The Miami Project by photographer, Jared Ryder
I’ve been seeing pieces of this project every time that I would stop by Last Rights Clothing’s offices. I’ve seen that its been an ongoing effort. And since I got a chance to meet up with Jared Ryder up in New York a few weeks ago, I’ve been meaning to post this. The photos are incredible and kinda speak about the unwritten and undocumented elements of the “305”. From photos during the Martin Luther King parade, Santeria priests/shrines to alligators in the Everglades – its all there and I can’t wait to see the finished product. Here’s what Jared says of the project:
Preface: This is a ongoing project meant to explore the Miami on the other side of the bridge…the real Miami. The idea was to show the diverse cultures and religions that make up Miami. The project started in the Everglades with Seminole and Miccosukee indian tribes. These were the first real Miami natives. We also documented some of the airboat tour guides. The project went on to explore the cigar rollers in Little Havana and the young gang members in Little Haiti. There is also a group of portraits of local Jai Lai players and the men who still make the cestas and balls or pelotas by hand. Special thanks to Joseph Cinnante from Last Rights Clothing for producing these shoots. These images will all be part of a upcoming book, limited t-shirt series and Gallery show with Last Rights. – Jared Ryder
Above are a few photos, but click here to see some more of them via Jared’s website.