FAMILIAS: Santa Rosalia

I will be photographing portraits and recording oral histories of families in Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico, October 15 - November 15, 2019, in conjunction with the town’s House of Culture.

~ a small portrait (4”x6” mounted in a 5”x7” mat) will be provided to each participating family free of charge

~ an exhibition of family portraits will be displayed at the House of Culture in the center of town during the project

~ a book of portraits and family stories will be published and made available throughout Baja; Spanish and English versions

~ gallery exhibitions will be sought in Ensenada, Tecate, San Felipe, San Quintin, San Ignacio, Mulegé, La Paz, Los Barriles, Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos

~ the project will include teaching a photography class to students and also taking hi-res photographs of the deteriorating historic photos on display at the House of Culture


I conducted a scouting trip in late April, 2019

The project will take place October, 2019.

~ families will be photographed Wednesday - Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, at the House of Culture


I visited Santa Rosalia in October, 2018, during a solo motorcycle trip the length of the Baja peninsula. I was warmly welcomed during two stays in this small mining town while photographing local people in the town center. It is my desire to capture images of the town’s local families and to present them with memorable portraits.

Contact: rick@rickalbertson.com 323 896 1951 www.rickalbertson.com


I am seeking an intermediate level photography or journalism student to assist on this project.

See: Internship Application

Casa de la Cultura, Santa Rosalia

Casa de la Cultura, Santa Rosalia