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From High-Profile Murders to Cocaine Busts, Bill Cooke's Photos Told the Story of Miami

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Bill Cooke
Bill Cooke, pictured outside of Hard Rock Cafe.
This week's feature tells the story of Bill Cooke and his contributions to South Florida history through his camera lens. As a photographer, Cooke documented breaking news, celebrity gatherings, and everyday life in Miami. Cooke was most active through the '80s and '90s — arguably the news peak of the Magic City, from the Cocaine Cowboys drug wars to the celebrity invasion of a revitalized South Beach. Check out these highlights from Cooke's archives — which will soon be donated to HistoryMiami for preservation — and read more on the legacy of Bill Cooke.