San Gabriel Valley, I Love You

Los Angeles-based photographer Desilu Muñoz is driven to document the neighborhoods and cities that, today, with the sweeping effects of gentrification, seem like they change with each season. Inspired by the inevitable decline of dusty swap meet signs, local drive-thru liquor stores, and family-owned carnicerias, all embellished with hand-painted signage, Muñoz is perpetually chronicling the history of Southern California, and more specifically her home, the San Gabriel Valley.

Muñoz shot an exclusive editorial for issue 14; think of it as a love letter to her home.

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