James and Karla Murray are New York based professional photographers and authors. Their critically acclaimed books Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, Store Front II- A History Preserved and New York Nights as well as their graffiti publication Broken Windows have set the standard for urban documentation. The authors’ landmark 2008 book, Store Front, was cited in Bookforum’s 20th Anniversary issue Dec/Jan 2015 as one of the “Exemplary Art Books From The Past Two Decades” and heralded as “One of the periods most successful New York books.” New York Nights was the winner of the prestigious New York Society Library’s 2012 New York City Book Award. James and Karla Murray’s work has been exhibited widely in major institutions and galleries, including solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Clic Gallery in New York City, and Fotogalerie Im Blauen Haus in Munich, Germany and group shows at the New-York Historical Society. Their photographs are included in the permanent collections of major institutions, including the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Their photography has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, 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.
They are represented by Clic Gallery in New York City. James and Karla live in Manhattan with their dog Hudson.