In spite of being surrounded by freeway on-ramps and overpasses that attempt to make it appear like an oversight, Barrio Logan represents a culture and community that’s decidedly alive. It’s something that can be felt within seconds of parking, and seen in nearly every direction by way of the skillfully executed murals throughout the neighborhood.
The majority of these photographs were taken while walking along Cesar Chavez Parkway, and there’s still so much more to capture: the port and industrial district, Chicano Park –which is not featured here as it is getting its own photo gallery come Chicano Park Day on April 20 — the Art District, and the San Diego Public Market, just to name a few.
To fully understand just what and who Barrio Logan represents, check out Brent Beltrán’s column Desde la Logan.
All photos by Annie Lane.
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