Harry Crosby moved to La Jolla in 1935, graduating from La Jolla High School in 1944, and from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1948. He had 12-year career as a science teacher at La Jolla High School, then became a photographer and historian. One of his early assignments was to photograph Tijuana, where he discovered the vibrant life of the city and neighborhoods beyond the tourist areas. The rich photographic record he created of Tijuana’s urban and human landscapes chronicles community life and daily events. The photographs were subsequently published as the book Tijuana 1964 in 2000, with a revised edition in 2014. Tijuana 1964: The Photography of Harry Crosby presents an exhibition of photographs from the period, crossing the international border to explore the shops, arcades, street vendors, fashions, vehicles, curios, churches, cemeteries, and diverse urban neighborhoods of the bustling Mexican city more than a half-century ago. A student project organized by Outside the Lens will be included, along with a collection of books by Crosby documenting his contributions as a photographer and historian of the Baja California region. Curated by Melanie Showalter.
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