By Monique Islam
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.