Spanish is the language that floats through the air of Wynwood Norte, and Salsa music, preferably loud, is what you hear when you walk the streets. Windows are open and you can smell the Latin food. Children play in the front yards and the elderly sit on their porches. Wynwood Norte is a small piece of Latin America in the heart of Miami. In this neighborhood inhabited predominantly by immigrants, there are stories of resilience, hard work, Catholic values, and familial ties. Despite the hardships, there are plenty of good memories and pride in what has been accomplished by this community.
This project is about a place that represents the story of immigration in Miami. These are the people that built this city. This project is based on my belief that modest lives well-lived are stories worth telling.