Life in El Monte

By Monique Islam

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I am Chicana/ Bangladeshi American artist. I am currently based in San Francisco. The following photographs are part of an on-going series based on my hometown. I was raised in the cities of El Monte and South El Monte. These photographs capture the places and spaces I walked past everyday growing up. They are photographs of our local park, annual fair, local farm, mobile home park, flea market, and even mother’s living room.  These photographs are a tribute to the city I was raised in and to the people who helped make it so special for me.

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