During the summer of 2023, I attended the estate sale of former Miami historian and author Arva Moore Parks (1939-2020). Amongst her library remains, I found a first edition copy of the Joan Didion (1934-2021) book, “Miami,” published in 1987. I am using the book to construct a photo essay of the various Miami locations mentioned in “Miami.” Beginning on Calle 8, aka SW 8th Street, I visited the Woodlawn Cemetery, where on page one, Didion mentions that the two former deposed Presidents of Cuba, General Gerardo Machado (1869-1939) and Carlos Prio Socarras (1903-1977) are interred. The photo essay is being self-published on my Instagram account @arrowfuentes and as a limited edition ‘zine.
Kevin Arrow, born in 1962 Mineola, NY. Lives/works in Miami FL. Kevin is a multifaceted artist and cultural producer. His work has been exhibited in South Florida galleries, museums, and alternative spaces since the mid-1980s. Arrow’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the BASS Museum of Art, Miami-Dade County Public Library, University of Miami, and Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Miami, FL.