The Shopping Cart Project: A Photo Essay by Dan Monick

Apr 21, 2002

When I moved to Los Angeles about a year ago, I noticed a ridiculous amount of abandoned shopping carts on the street.

In every neighborhood, it seemed like there was a cart on at least every block.

It kind of started to freak me out.

Then, I started to look at them like skeletal robotic remains. Kind of like pets. For some reason, that made me less uncomfortable.

As I started to make pictures of them I noticed a lot of mattresses and busted down basketball hoops.


Dan Monick

If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to see more of Dan Monick's photos, go to his opening at on May 4th at the Nicole Dintaman Gallery, 1555 Echo Park Ave. The exhibit runs through May. You can also see more at

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