Storefronts of NYC with Photographers James + Karla Murray
- See photos from the Murrays’ latest “Store Front NYC” book
- Learn how the pair first became interested in documenting New York City’s mom-and-pop storefronts
- Hear some of the stories behind the photographs
- Learn how you can help to save your communities beloved shops!
- Purchase a signed copy of the newest book here!
About the event:
In this live, virtual talk, New York City photographers James and Karla Murray will share a number of photos from their book to discuss their “Store Front” photography as a means for artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the wonderful “Mom-and-Pop” stores that define each neighborhood of New York City.
About James and Karla Murray
James and Karla Murray are husband-and-wife architectural and interior photographers and videographers based in New York City. Since 1997, they have focused their lens on the streetscape through portraits of storefronts and shop owners, seeking to capture the spirit, energy, and cultural diversity of individual neighborhoods through their work.
James and Karla’s critically acclaimed books include Store Front NYC: Photographs of the City’s Independent Shops, Past and Present, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, and New York Nights.
Their photography has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the London Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, New York Magazine and the New Yorker. James and Karla were awarded the 2015 Regina Kellerman Award by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) in recognition of their significant contribution to the quality of life in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. In 2017-20, they were awarded Creative Engagement Manhattan Arts Grants by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They received the prestigious Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant in 2018 for their public art installation, Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S..
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