Passion Ward describing the large-scale photographic mural by Jamilah Sabur at MDD. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

Participants of the first Photowalks workshop on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

Participants exploring compositions and colors at Museum Garage. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

Photowalks participant sharing his photographs with WOPHA director Aldeide Delgado. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

Instructor Passion Ward advising on how to best use each camera component. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

Participants interacting and speaking about photography interests. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

*Image skewed: Photowalks participant sharing her photographs with instructor Passion Ward. Saturday, December 12, 2020. Photo by Diana Larrea.

We launched Photowalks at Miami Design District (MDD) led by women photographers

WOPHA / 12.26.2020

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), in partnership with Miami Design District (MDD), present Photowalks, a series of free, bilingual, photography-based walking workshops. Led by guest women photographers who guide participants to photograph iconic historical and creative Miami neighborhoods, the new Photowalks program invites the public to bring and use their own cameras to explore the rich imagery, public artworks, landmarks, and people of the Miami Design District. During each thematic session, participants will learn tips and techniques from an experienced photographer, as they build visual literacy skills by sharing their photographs and comments on Instagram with the hashtags #PhotowalksatMDD.

  • Photowalks sessions occur on the second Saturdays of each month. 
  • Pre-registration for the free program is required.
  • Participants must bring their own camera (or alternately use their camera-phone). 
  • Wearing a facemask is mandatory.

Following the mission of WOPHA, Photowalks highlights and gives opportunities to women working in photography. Selected artists have a keen interest in engaging with and teaching audiences, while guiding them to see and experience their city through photography. Two artist facilitators will be selected and scheduled on a rotating basis to cover the immersive workshops.


Passion J. Ward is a Miami-based creative portrait photographer whose practice includes branding, lifestyle, family, and event photography. Following the personal belief that artistic expression knows no boundaries, Ward gains insight and understanding of the world around her by photographing people and capturing their expressive nuances, uninhibited moments, and uniqueness.

Amanda Björn is an artist and curator interested in the connection between bodies and space. She works in images, music, films, and movement seeking to build relationships with the fragile world around us. She is currently leading photography and art trips for women artists in various locations in Latin America — Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Amanda received her BA in Art History and Photography from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from The University of Southern California. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, Livefast Magazine, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Vice, Rogue, Cake Mag, Huffington Post, Passion Passport, Aire Magazine, among others.


Miami Design District (MDD) is a creative neighborhood for shopping, dining, and experiencing contemporary art and design. It is home to more than 120 flagship stores — making it one of the world’s greatest shopping areas. It is surrounded by some of the best architecture in the country, including the award-winning Museum Garage and three cultural institutions — ICA Miami, the De la Cruz Collection, and Locust Projects. It presents a public art program woven throughout the District streets, becoming a pathway for appreciating design and art.

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