New Book Documents Tijuana’s Revival In Words And Pictures
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Aired 3/19/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Paola Alicia Gonzalez, Writer, Tijuana/22000
Olivier Dalle, Publisher, Tijuana/22000
Tijuana has been known in its history as many things, but a trendy, upscale food, art and culture destination has not been one of them — at least not for a long time.
In recent years, drug wars and violence kept tourists away, and Tijuana’s economy took a big hit.
But the border town is making a comeback as locals unite to rebuild their city.
A new bilingual coffee table book documents the changes happening in downtown Tijuana.
PHOTO GALLERY: View scenes of a revitalized Tijuana
Tijuana/22000 showcases 37 short stories of the city's vibrant arts district, culinary scene, architecture and more through artistic photography.
The number 22000 stands for the zip code that makes up the heart of the city.
Tijuana/22000 is part of a series that highlights neighborhoods around the world, including La Jolla and Hillcrest. En Ville Publishing has also developed mobile apps compiling all of the locations with pictures and brief captions.
An official book launching party of Tijuana/22000 will be held Friday, March 21 at Tijuana’s Cultural Center.