101 Maneras de Descubrir Baja
101 Ways to Explore Baja
Author: Reyna Jaime Félix
Photographer: Giovanni Simeone
Illustrator: Monica Parussolo
101 places, monuments, beaches, foods and experiences in Baja California. Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, San Quintin, Guerrero Negro, Laguna de San Ignacio, Loreto, La Paz, Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas: this land is a veritable goldmine of revelations.
Alongside the most typical postcard-like images of the art and natural wonders, you will find the folklore and handicrafts, the culinary delicacies and the cocktails, the small unknown jewels which enrich the panorama made of people and stories, rocks and sea, mythology and tradition.
Baja California is uncompromising. It is a 1,220-kilometer-long peninsula of desert and cactus, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other, beaten by strong winds, eroded by gigantic waves, and made incandescent by hot summers.
Bilingual Spanish - English
5.7 x 9 inches
I Edition 2016
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Giovanni Simeone Born in 1968, he studied photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. In the early 90’s he worked in Germany for a photo agency and traveled for almost 3 years around the world, then moved to Paris and started working as an exclusive contracted reportage photographer for Le Figaro Magazine. After producing more then 50 reportages in each corner of the globe, he spent almost 10 years in trying to catch the right atmosphere in each place he went. In the first decade of the new millennium he started his photo agency Simephoto (www.simephoto.com), driving a group of 50 among the best landscape and travel photographer in Europe. In his portfolio there are clients like The National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, Le Figaro, Outside Magazine, Geo Germany, Stern, la Repubblica, The Sunday Times, The Guardian. In 2011 he founded a publishing house dedicated to books with new imagery and new atmospheres. His last book Not Food for Old Men. A Mexican Culinary Adventure reached the Top Ten in 4 different categories of the Amazon chart in the US.
Reyna Jaime Félix (1983. La Paz, Baja California Sur) Art historian for the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, México, she focused on the historical and social analysis of Conceptual Art in Mexico in the 70’s, writing and lecturing on these themes. Her studies of the art and history of Baja California were published in Teatro Juárez, 1910-2010 (ISC, 2012) y Apuntes para una Historia de las Arte Visuales Sudcalifornianas (ISC, 2015) as well as local cultural reviews. She was a member of the Concejo Nacional para La Cultura y las Artes en 2009, 2013 and 2015. She is a co-director of the Parcela Cultural Association, devoted to promoting the arts and reading. Currently she is engaged in researching aspects of regional history and teaching.