Hanging with Andrew Kaufman
Andrew Kaufman is a journalist. Armed with a camera, he documents what he sees, embedding himself in situations and allowing the story to unfold organically.
We learned this about Kaufman while spending the afternoon with him at the Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College where he was presenting multiple books.
“The Isthmus – A New Path Between the Seas” documents the Panama Canal expansion. His involvement lasted 12 years and the completion of the book is a major feat.
In Miami, Kaufman is best known for his trilogy of books that document the street art in Wynwood. As with “The Isthmus” where he immersed himself in the expansion project, Kaufman immersed himself in the Wynwood street art culture.
What came from our conversation was a greater understanding Kaufman’s journalistic ethics; and though he was reticent to discuss the current state of journalism, one might gather that the industry’s lack of objectivity is of concern to him.
Following his public talk about the Wynwood street art scene, Kaufman was gracious and answered questions from a handful of fans before signing their books. He seemed truly touched by the appreciation he was receiving.
Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.