SAN DIEGO–Southern California’s evolving 20th century architecture is at the center of a new exhibit that opened on Saturday at the San Diego Central Library at Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.
“Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego” features more than five decades of pictures highlighting buildings throughout San Diego County taken by the renowned architectural photographer.
While best known for his iconic photographs of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Shulman shot more than 200 projects in San Diego between 1934 and 2007, working with several notable San Diego architects who defined the Southern California postwar landscape. The exhibit collects a sampling of his best work shot at a number of locations around San Diego County, most of which have not been widely shared or published until now.
The exhibit is a collaboration with the La Jolla Historic Society, and was curated by local architectural historian Keith York who was introduced to Shulman’s unique perspective on San Diego by the photographer himself during a series of interviews and personal visits.
“Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego” will be available for public viewing from Sept. 28 through Jan. 19, 2020. The Art Gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.