James and Karla Murray

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York



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Within the pages of Store Front, the reader may explore entire blocks that have not changed much in the past century, engaging in startling encounter with contemporary New York. Details of an architectural and cultural heritage that is fast disappearing such as signage, architectural adornment, and window displays are presented in context, as they exist on the street, all in amazing detail. Between the collected interviews with the shop-owners, and photos from every nook and cranny of New York, Store Front is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in hardboiled New Yorkers, visitors and ex-pats alike.

224 Pages + 4 Fold-outs
13 x 11.5 inches
150 Illustrations


James and Karla Murray are professional photographers and authors who specialize in urban and low-light photography using both film and digital formats. Their bestselling and critically acclaimed book STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York as well as their graffiti publications, Broken Windows, Burning New York and Miami Graffiti have set the standard for urban documentation. Their work has been the subject of exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society, and is part of the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Historical Society. They are represented by CLIC Gallery in NYC, East Hampton, NY and St. Barthelemy, FWI. James and Karla live in New York City and Miami with their dog Tabasco.


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