The Centro Cultural Tijuana (Cecut) will present today Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m., the collection of photographs taken by Francisco Galvan Valenzuela between 1918 and 1963, documenting the daily life of this border city for almost half a century.
The book "Francisco Galvan, viajero de la lente 1918-1963" will be presented online with comments by Juan Carlos Valdez Marin, director of the INAH National Photographic Library, and Tijuana historian Andres Waldo Espinoza, author of the introductory study and curator of the images that appear in the volume.
This collection turned book has survived thanks to the photographer's daughter, Celia Galvan Ramirez, who kept the images captured by her father for decades and in 2008 gave them to the Historical Archive of Tijuana where they are kept in safe.
According to Cecut: "Francisco Galvan, viajero de la lente 1918-1963", which was published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales-Museo de la Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, apart from documenting the daily life of those years in this border, "revaluates the archives of family photos, as an essential part of the sense of belonging and identity for this and future generations".
It is worth mentioning that in addition to being an amateur photographer, Francisco was a chauffeur, baggage handler, honorary captain of the airfield in Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, and a small businessman, opening a restaurant in a coastal spot in Rosarito where years later it would become what is today Puerto Nuevo, famous for its lobster-based cuisine.
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