Photographer Nei Valente has a great series titled NYC Newsstands which captures workers inside the few remaining newsstands around New York City, and documents the changing nature of the items sold there.
Not long ago, neighborhood newsstands where the place to go for information and daily news. In big urban centers like NYC, those were everywhere. In 1950 there were more than 1500 newsstands across town. Lately people started to access news through digital devices, bringing down print media sales. That, of course, had a huge effect on the presence of newsstands in the city. Today's numbers are closer to 300 units than the mighty 1500 from back ago.
While some persist and remain confident on the important role of print media, others have let magazines and papers come second, thus transforming the stands in a type of candy shop. Displays that used to be occupied by mags are now home for Kit Kats bars and Ruffles chips, whilst newspapers spaces are now packed with souvenirs, especially in touristic areas.
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