For Immediate Release:
August 14, 2012

Media Contact:
Greg Chin



(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) hosted an opening reception on August 10 for Women of a New Tribe, a photographic celebration of the Black American woman recently installed in Miami International Airport’s North Terminal near Gate D-26.  Seventeen MDAD employees now join other women from across the country in the exhibition, which made its Florida debut at MIA.

Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director José Abreu, MDAD Senior Procurement Contract Officer Margaret Moss and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss stand by Mrs. Moss’ photograph.  Passengers and MDAD employees view the exhibition during the August 10 debut. Click here for hi-res images

Women of a New Tribe was created by North Carolina photographer Jerry Taliaferro to “honor the physical and spiritual beauty of the Black American woman, emphasizing her soulfulness - her spirit of hope, compassion, love and nobility,” according to Miami-Dade Aviation Department Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Director Yolanda Sánchez, Ph.D. Taliaferro presents his subjects in the dramatic, high-glamour style reminiscent of Hollywood photography from the 1930s and 1940s, and the photographs explore themes such as tribal beauty, portraiture and family relationships.

The exhibit, which premiered in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2002 at the African American
Cultural Center, travels throughout the United States with each community including photos of local women who have demonstrated a strong record of professionalism, community service and volunteer work.


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