"I speak 3 languages. English. Spanish. And Motherfucker." KATY (owner Katy's Candy) KATY'S CANDY R.I.P. 08 by James and Karla Murray

Currently unavailable for purchase


"I speak 3 languages. English. Spanish. And Motherfucker." KATY (owner Katy's Candy) KATY'S CANDY R.I.P. 08 by 


Interview by J&K Murray.

STOREFRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York (Fall 2008 Gingko Press 320 Pages Hardcover)
Also:
Counter/Culture – The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn’s Storefronts James and Karla Murray, curators and photographers September 10 – December 28, 2008 Brooklyn Historical Society

Press release: Shot with film. Press Release: Brooklyn’s neighborhood storefronts have the city’s history etched in their facades. Each store is as unique as the customers they serve and are run by owners who share a commitment to provide a special service. Many shops are lifelines for their communities, vital to the residents who depend on them for a multitude of needs. Yet such shops are disappearing on a daily basis as their neighborhoods rapidly change. The influx of big box retailers and chain stores threatens these modest institutions, while neighborhood modernization and the conformity that it brings are replacing the unique appearance and character of once colorful streets. Photographer-curators James and Karla Murray have scoured Brooklyn to observe “mom and pop” businesses from humble neighborhood stores tucked away on narrow side streets to well-known institutions on historic avenues. Through unprecedented panoramic photographs that depict entire blocks, portraits of individual storefronts, and illuminating interviews with shop owners, this exhibition reveals how neighborhood stores help set the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.

http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Nvision Ink
    Nvision Inkabout 6 years ago

    Nice guys I like this series!! What’s that chain thing hanging down on the left side? Looks like a really interesting cool store!

  • thanks Neil. That’s a rope the residents on the elevator-less top floors would hook grocery bags to and hoist up…. Katy is 69 and tough as nails.

    – James and Karla Murray

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerabout 6 years ago

    excellent… a shopfront of true character

  • thanks Jim. and an owner as well….

    – James and Karla Murray

  • savosave
    savosaveabout 6 years ago

    great shot,love these shop front shots

  • thanks savosave. they are disappearing by the dozens a day.

    – James and Karla Murray

  • SaRaHKnOwDoG
    SaRaHKnOwDoGabout 6 years ago

    Well, i am really happy some-one took a great photo of this piece of history. Art, i believe has an important job. Keeping a record of our alternative history viewed through the eye’s of artist’s. So Thank you! Great job.
    Duknow if i would want to go shopping there though !? ; )
    ( Don’t tell Katy that ! )

  • thanks SKD, Katy is one tough women. these stores are disappearing from nyc at a record pace. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimandkarlamurray/..." title="Brooklyn Historical Society Sept 10th 5:30 to 7:30 PM by jimandkarla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2780647495_..." width="375" height="500" alt="Brooklyn Historical Society Sept 10th 5:30 to 7:30 PM " /></a>

    – James and Karla Murray

  • Clare McClelland
    Clare McClellandabout 5 years ago

    this is a great shot and a sad story,
    many times over recent years I have asked myself – why is the lifeblood and character of so many places getting bulldozed in the name of mass-marketing and commercialism, I know its all about money and progress… what an empty hole it is causing in society.

  • Thanks Clare. So true…

    – James and Karla Murray

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait