Photos of Tijuana architecture by Ingrid Hernández. She comments on these photos in an interview with Fiamma Montezemolo in the book Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border, edited by Montezemolo and Josh Kun(Duke University Press, 2012).
“That is a house made completely out of wooden boards of scraps of wood; it has a staircase made out of tires and the front door has a huge lock and a sign that says: Private property. No entry. It’s very representative. The photo of the diablitos is another one: all those wires connected to a light pole they are robbing their electricity from. Another photo that can sum up Tijuana is a house made out of televisions, completely made out of the back parts of televisions. I’m saying that this image could characterize Tijuana because it brings everything together; it is very emblematic of Tijuana: use and reuse, and not only of materials, but also of culture.”
i had to duck under power lines while walking over an overpass in tijuana. smelled like piss.