Haddon Hall, old age pensioners photographed by Naomi Harris
Canadian photographer Naomi Harris, during a trip to Miami, photographs full-time elderly residents of the Haddon Hall Hotel in South Beach.
During a trip to Miami, Canadian photographer Naomi Harris comes across by accident at the Haddon Hall Hotel in South Beach. This luxurious property offers guest rooms with views and comfort of any kind to tourists, but at the same time it offers a range of affordable apartments to South Beach old age pensioners.
Fascinated by the eccentric old men and women who live all year round in the hotel, decides to settle there for two years and immortalize their daily lives. Elderly residents of the Haddon Hall Hotel are often forgotten or neglected by their families and spend their time in the sun, at the beach or in the pool, bending to one another’s hair or improvising bingo and dancing nights.
In this project, entitled Haddon Hall, the artist focuses mainly on the heavily saturated colors typical of Miami. But despite the blue skies and the pools, Naomi Harris does not forget to point out the difficulty of the elderly residents of the Haddon Hall Hotel, who live the rest of their life in the midst of waiting and boredom, remembering with nostalgia the years they lived.