Thursday, December 31, 2015

Photographing New York's Endangered Mom and Pop Stores A new book, Store Front II, expands the quest to document family-owned businesses before they disappear. by Tanvi Misra Dec 30, 2015 for The Atlantic 

"The Mansoura’s story is just one of hundreds that the Murrays have captured in their two-decade quest to document the surviving mom and pop businesses in New York City. Their latest book covers even more ground than their previous one, published in 2008—spotlighting eateries, bodegas, and shops from neighborhoods they hadn’t explored.  “We hope that our project acts as an artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the small shops whose existence is essential to the unique and colorful atmosphere of the city’s streets”

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