Collection: Charles Trainor

Charles Trainor focused on music photography in Miami during the 1950’s-1970’s. During the middle years of the last century Trainor crossed paths with subjects that would become icons in the present day. The photos of Elvis, The Beatles, and Ali not only defined his photography but also a city that was becoming a player on the world’s stage. Miami was the point in all three of their history where the world took noticed, two with a concert and one with a fight.

Trainor’s dramatic photograph of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy caught the attention of the late President who requested a copy of the photograph and returned one to Trainor with his signature. Over the years Trainor’s work was published in national and international publications: Life and Look Magazine, Paris Match, Geo, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone Magazine, and various books and documentaries.

Charles Trainor