THE 70s: SURF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF DIVINE AND CLASSIC BOARDS FROM THE ERA
July 1–September 2, 2007
Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates surfing beginning with The 70s: Surf Photography by Jeff Divine and Classic Boards from the Era. Surf photographer Jeff Divine will be on hand to greet guests, and the party atmosphere the museum is known for will be underway.
Jeff Divine grew up in La Jolla and began taking photographs of his friends surfing in the mid-1960s while in high school. Within a few years his photographs were being published in Surfer magazine, and in 1971 he was hired as staff photographer at Surfer. During the 70s, Divine lived in Hawaii and traveled throughout the world, capturing the decade on film. This exhibition features a selection of these early images and focuses on the surf culture in Southern California and Hawaii. A display of vintage surfboards from Southern California collections will accompany Divine's photographs. Divine's 30 year career is the subject of the book, Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine.