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A Celebration Of Women: La Femme … en Noir et Blanc

July 24, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Photographer Henry Perez’s New Exhibition Features His Campy Take on Fifty of Florida’s Fabulous FemalesBenefits The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Individuals Living with Paralysis

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Photographer Henry Perez, revered as one of Miami’s most beloved paparazzi, brings his artistic magic to life for a great cause with his new exhibition: La Femme … en Noir et Blanc. Perez has selected fifty female subjects to pay tribute to the natural beauty of women, capturing their inner and outer beauty in unusual surroundings and circumstances. All proceeds from sales of the artwork and of his new coffee table book benefit the Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF).
The non-profit organization is dedicated to cutting-edge funding, innovative research and therapies to provide a better quality of life for individuals living with paralysis.

The Opening Reception promises to draw Miami’s leading ladies of glamour on Friday,
July 25, 6-10 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s Banyan Room, located at 2000 Convention Center Drive in South Beach.

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The exhibition features Perez’s campy take on fifty of his favorite Florida females: “These are the most beautiful and interesting women I am blessed to know,” said Perez. The fifty women span in age from their early 20’s to nearly 80 representing a wide variety of races and ethnicities.

The series is a culmination of over a year’s worth of photo-shoots taken throughout South Florida. Locations include Wynwood, Coral Gables, Little Havana and South Beach. All photos were shot in black-and-white, and have not been retouched or photo-shopped in any way (to preserve the natural beauty of the subjects). The women were instrumental in contributing to their surroundings and to the style of their shoot.

“I wanted the women in my photos to feel totally comfortable and at ease, while I captured their spirit and how they each portray in their singular fashion the joy of being a woman,” adds Perez. 

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“Most of my models have promised to grace us all with their presence at the celebration for the opening.” 

Perez has been photographing Miami’s nightlife, cultural and arts scene for over a decade for leading magazines and international media. More information about the artist is available at

On view in The Banyan Room, the 16×24 mounted images in the exhibition and the accompanying new coffee table book are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting SCF.

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The party for the opening will be the only opportunity to view all 128 images, projected on a large screen throughout the evening. Black and/or white attire. The celebration is open to the public including drinks and food, plus a silent auction and a raffle to benefit SCF.

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