How will we know it's us without our past?
LJHS exhibitions are sponsored in part by ArtWorks San Diego
Tijuana 1964: The Photography of Harry Crosby
February-March & October-November, 2020
Crosby moved to La Jolla as a boy in 1935. In the 1950s, he had 12-year
career as a science teacher at La Jolla High School, then pursued a second
career in photography and history. One of his early assignments was to
photograph Tijuana, where he discovered and recorded the vibrant life of
the city and neighborhoods beyond common tourist areas. The rich photographic
images he created of Tijuana’s urban and human landscapes chronicles community
life and daily events. Tijuana 1964: the
Photography of Harry Crosby presents an exhibition of original 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. Curated by Melanie Showalter.
for this exhibition generously provided by Sandy and Dave Erickson, Margie and
John H. Warner Jr., the Florence Riford Fund of the San Diego Foundation, and
ArtWorks San Diego.
The Society is immensely grateful for loans from the photographic collection and for the support of the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC), the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (MUHTi), and the Archivo Histórico de Tijuana (AHT); for additional materials from the Crosby Baja Collection at the University of California, San Diego; and for the support of the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias at San Diego State University.