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Pasadena City College

About this collection

Mercedes Andrade, a former sweatshop worker and current Los Angeles resident was part of a wave of immigrants who arrived after the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The act abolished the national origins quota system that was American immigration policysince the 1920s. As a result, immigration from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America increased exponentially. The collection of 25 photographs spans from the late 1980s to early 1990s and depicts the relationship between her four daughters. The photographs are unique in that they depict late 20th century life in the immigrant communities of southeast Los Angeles.

 
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