‘I’m pretty sure he was checking his own phone at the time’: Monaris’s best phone picture
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The photographer and Instagrammer looks back at the day under Manhattan Bridge when a hobby became a calling

It was a moody January morning in Brooklyn, New York, when Monaris, whose real name is Paola Franqui, headed to a local pier to meet a group of strangers. The 100 or so she found there were fellow Instagram aficionados, armed with iPhones and a sense of camaraderie and possibility. It was 2014 and the social media platform was booming. “I was working nine to five for a Taiwanese logistics...

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