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Store Front 2: The Disappearing Face of New York

Murray, James T.

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Title: Store Front 2: The Disappearing Face of New ...

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: HRD

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James and Karla Murray have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s; Store Front II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York's Mom and Pop economy. The Murrays' penetrating photographs are only half the story, though. In the course of their travels throughout the city's boroughs the Murrays have taken great care to document the stories behind the scenery. Their copious background texts, gleaned largely from interviews with the stores' owners and employees, bring wonderful color and nuance to the importance of these unique one-off establishments. The Murrays have rendered the out of the way bodegas, candy shops and record stores just as faithfully as the historically important institutions and well known restaurants, bars and cafes. From the Stonewall Inn to the Brownsville Bike Shop and The Pink Pussycat to Smith and Wolensky, the Murrays reveal how New York's long-standing mom & pop businesses stand in sharp contrast to the city's rapidly evolving corporate facade.

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James and Karla Murray are New York basedprofessional photographers and authors. The authors' landmark 2008 book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, was cited in Bookforum as one of the "Exemplary Art Books From The Past Two Decades." New YorkNights was the winner of theprestigious New York Society Library's 2012 New York City Book Award. James and Karla Murray's work has been exhibited widely in major institutions and galleries including the Brooklyn Historical Society and The New-York Historical Society and included in the permanent collections of major institutions such as NYU Langone Medical Center, The Brooklyn Historical Society and the New York Public Library.  James and Karla live in Manhattan with their dog Hudson.

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