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Thursday, October 23 • 2:50pm - 2:55pm
Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York

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In “Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York,” photographers James T. and Karla L. Murray pay tribute to one of the city’s most cherished yet endangered assets - the “mom and pop shop.”  Starting in the year 2000, the authors spent over a decade travelling across the city, capturing images of those storefronts that not only represent places of commerce, but are items of urban art and history in their own right.  Their work is even more critical in these fast-changing times, with over half of the establishments featured in “Store Fronts” no longer in business today.  In this Smart Talk, the authors will speak to the motivation behind documenting this unique aspect of New York and what it means for the future of our city.

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James T. & Karla L. Murray

Photographers and Authors
James and Karla Murray are professional photographers and authors. Their critically accalimed books New York Nights and Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York as was as their Graffiti publication Broken Windows have set standard for urban documentation. New York Nights was... Read More →

Thursday October 23, 2014 2:50pm - 2:55pm PDT
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036